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CCSD calculation between two orbitals

I am trying to calculate the CCSD energies between two orbitals. Suppose I have a system, ...
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How to choose the orientation of basis functions in a Gaussian calculation?

I am trying to run a g09 calculation for a D5h symmetric molecule using the HF/LANL2DZ level of theory. The molecule is pentagonal planar in geometry, and I would like to visualize the canonical ...
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Calculate the energy of a single electron in an atom

When we employ Hartree-Fock or coupled cluster to calculate an atom's energy, can we directly obtain the valence electron energy? Is it as simple as looking at the orbital energy? I know that summing ...
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Time Evolution of the Hartree-Fock Wave Function

The Hartree-Fock Hamiltonian is given by $$\hat{H} = \sum_i \hat{h}_i + \frac{1}{2}\sum_i\sum_j \left[\hat{J}_{ij} - \hat{K}_{ij}\right]$$ and by choosing a basis, the Hamiltonian can be written in ...
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Frozen core Stability Calculations in G09?

I am trying to calculate the stability of CO at HF/3-21g level using G09. I am trying to reproduce an issue that was observed in PySCF, and I have made the following observations: If I use the ...
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Electronic Structure Calculation with External Field

There are various programs for calculating energy states for molecules (ORCA, Gaussian, ...). Is there also software that allows the same simulations with an additional external potential (e.g. ...
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What is the physical meaning of the term "non-local interaction"?

This term pops up through out Hartree-Fock and DFT. Does this term have any physical significance to actual(real) system or it is a mathematical by-product?
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Locating Symmetry Equivalent Atoms from Distance Matrix?

As a follow up to my previous question here, I am now trying to implement symmetry detection in my code. I am following the paper by Beruski et. al to understand the background required. I am able to ...
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Molecular integrals in spherical harmonics?

I have been trying to write a basic HF code that can compute the MOs and total energy of a molecule. I followed the following reference for overlap and kinetic integrals. During a conversation with a ...
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Hartree Fock method

Currently, I'm studying (again from zero and more in detail) Hartree Fock (HF) method, specifically the Restricted Hartree Fock (RHF). I'm following two books: "Introduction to Computational ...
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Is the Broyden's algorithm sufficient to obtain the crystal structure of a hypothetical alloy, or should something else be used?

The Broyden (Broyden—Fletcher—Goldfarb—Shanno or BFGS) algorithm can be known in the matter modeling to optimize a crystal lattice geometry — to clarify positions of nodes of a crystal lattice in ...
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Free and optimized code for Hartree-Fock calculation in solids

I am looking for a free code for Hartree-Fock calculations in solids especially a code optimized (quite fast) compared to Pyscf which is quite slow and unstable. I do not have any clue to explain why ...
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Can specifications of a second-order phase transition of a solid be obtained with the Hartree-Fock (or DFT) calculation?

At some temperature a crystal lattice of a solid can be rearranged or to say it more precise - got new positions of its cores. This phenomenon is well-known to be called a second-order phase ...
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Can the electrical conductivity tensor of a crystal be obtained from a Hartree-Fock calculation?

Let’s assume that a crystal has been calculated by Hartree–Fock (HF) method (or DFT one), i.d., so to speak, the "first characteristics", which are eigenvalues and eigenvectors, as well as ...
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Numerical Evaluation of Hessian?

I am trying to understand the construction of Hessian matrix using numerical differentiation (NUMFREQ option in ORCA for example). I understand that Hessian is a square matrix containing second ...
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How to use libint with Python

I am trying to write a basic Hartree-Fock code to compute orbital energies and total energy of a molecule at almost all basis sets. I wrote the integral code in Cython/Python and is very slow. I would ...
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Is there a simple free working code that implements Hartree–Fock or DFT?

Is there somewhere in the internet a good simple free working code (with a minimal number of lines in its presentation) that implements a calculation of eigenvalues with Hartree–Fock (or DFT) ...
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How is the zero energy defined for molecular orbitals?

In DFT and Hartree-Fock bonding orbitals have negative energies while antibonding orbitals have positive energies. Why is this the case? It seems this is due to the zero-point energy being defined for ...
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Effective core potential (ECP) calculations

I'm setting up a simple Hartree-Fock problem in pyscf with ECPs to test things out. However, the numbers I get do not make sense to me as the energies are very different. I have never used ECPs before ...
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How to evaluate Hartree--Fock exchange energy density on grids in pyscf?

I am trying to evaluate the Hartree--Fock exchange energy density on grids in pyscf with an instance of class "UKS", in order to test some functionals depending on the exchange energy ...
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In which part of the Hartree–Fock algorithm (or DFT one) could a neural network be most effectively used?

I understand that the task of implementing machine learning in DFT and Hartree–Fock (HF) algorithm has already been solved, perhaps to some extent, but it is interesting to think about how to ...
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How to calculate the forces of attraction between a surface and molecules of a substance at a corrosion affection? [closed]

Previously, a question was asked about an equation that is able to calculate the forces of attraction between a surface and molecules (of another substance). During the discussion of the question a ...
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How to detect an "open shell" molecule?

I feel like this is a really stupid question, and I've been ashamed to ask for a while... When I'm about to run some electronic structure calculation on a molecule, how do I know if I need to use an ...
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Hartree Fock Algorithm too high values for Molecules

I am working on a high school graduation paper on Hartree Fock and have gotten pretty far already. With help from this community, I managed to generate all the necessary integrals and implement the ...
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Implementation of one-elecron integrals in a Hartree-Fock program

Absolute newbie in quantum chemistry here. I was recently looking through some Fortran libraries from my university to see if I understand all of the mathematics. In a Hartree-Fock library, I found ...
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How to read two electron integrals from pyscf [closed]

This is a follow-up question to this one I asked a few days ago. I in the meantime talked to my teacher and generate all the necessary integrals in PySCF. For the one electron integrals that isn't an ...
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What is the best algorithm for ERIs of contracted gaussian atomic orbitals

I am currently working on python script that does Hartree-Fock-Calculations. I try to avoid packages as good as possible. I've figured out how to calculate the one electron integrals when it comes to ...
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Molecular orbital values on grid points in PySCF?

I am looking for a way to easily evaluate individual molecular orbitals on a grid(assuming a single determinant method for now) in PySCF. I am aware on how to generate efficient grids for real-space ...
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Continuously-varying Hartree-Fock transition matrix?

Suppose we have a parametrized molecular Hamiltonian $H(R)$, where $R$ are the nuclear coordinates. If we let $B(R)$ be some chosen atomic basis set (like STO-3G) centred at $R$, then using $B(R)$, we ...
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Classically in Hartree-Fock implementations we define the wave-function in term of a basis set: $$\phi_i = \sum_{\alpha} C_{\alpha i}\chi_\alpha$$ If I understand correctly the problem is reduced to ...
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Is it possible to obtain the current-voltage characteristic for a crystal using the Hartree–Fock (or DFT) calculation? [closed]

In continuation of the question of obtaining an electrical conductivity tensor (ECT) from the “first characteristics”, will my following suggestion be correct? Since a crystal with an applied-to-it ...
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Which formalism is better suited to model a crystal with defects: Hartree–Fock, Kohn–Sham, or something else?

Let’s suppose that (1) it’s required to calculate a crystal with certain parameters of a crystal lattice; (2) this crystal has some defects (let it be Frenkel defects for simplicity); (3) these ...
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Rys Quadrature method for integrating over Gaussian basis functions: 1D integral recursion relation [closed]

I'm trying to implement the Rys Quadrature method for integrations of Gaussians, from scratch. I'm using this paper as a reference. So, how does the overall recursion relation for evaluating 1D ...
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Visualize electron density using pyscf

I found the following example of code which uses density functional theory to compute the electron density $\rho$: ...
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Hartree-Fock Method: Projection of density matrix onto a larger basis set

I am implementing a Hartree-Fock SCF program with an educational purpose. Although the code works fine using a Core Hamiltonian guess for the SCF iterative process, I want to implement a more accurate ...
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About the order of indices in basis set expansion

In many books, e.g., Szabo and Ostlund, Helgaker Jorgensen and Olsen, etc etc, the expansion of Hartree-Fock orbital by basis set is written as a kind of $$\phi_i = \sum_{\mu} C_{\mu i} \chi_{\mu}$$ ...
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What are the physical reasons if the SCF doesn't converge?

I've been mostly using ab initio methods as a routine calculation tool, so even though I know some things from the theoretical side, I still have mostly hands-on experience. One of the things that I ...
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Exploiting 8-fold symmetry of ERI tensor for building Coulomb and Exchange matrices

I'm trying to write a restricted Hartree Fock code in Fortran that reads in a file of zeroth-iteration 1 and 2 electron integrals (FCIDUMP format) and uses them to do the SCF procedure from an initial ...
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What do size-extensivity and size-consistency mean?

I have heard both terms in various lectures and books on quantum chemistry, however, I have not found a proper explanation of them. As I understand now, size consistency of a method means for example, ...
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How to compute the overlap matrix in Python

I want to calculate the overlap integral (S), I made the code, but it is only worked when I use a basis function that describe 1s and when I include 2s orbital, I start to get error. The First Problem ...
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How to read data from an input and form two-electrons integral?

I am doing a code that can calculate the hartree-fock energy. I want to form the two-electrons integral by reading the data from the input like this one below. The first four number are the indices ...