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What significant matter modelling methods are implemented in commercial software, for which there is no freeware alternative?

There is an ever-growing list of freeware and open-source software for solid-state physics and quantum chemistry. But many commercial programs still thrive, even in 2020, and their cost can be in ...
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Understanding the difference between Dunning and Karlsruhe basis sets

I have heard that TURBOMOLE works extremely fast (even compared to MOLPRO) with def2 basis sets, but is slow if Dunning basis sets are used. What is it about def2 basis sets that allows calculations ...
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How to calculate homolytic bond dissociation energies?

An experimental colleague asked me how hard it would be to calculate homolytic bond-dissociation energies for different phosphonates which are involved in a Hydrophosphination. The compounds include ...
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How are one-/two- particle reduced density matrices printed in mainstream programs?

The FCIDUMP format is widely used for the communication of one- and two- body integrals. I wonder what formats are used for 1-/2-RDMs, which are important in many basis rotation or compression tasks. ...
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Analytic gradient for DLPNO-CCSD

Is there a formula for analytical gradients (for geometry optimization) for the DLPNO-CCSD method? I ask because I know that it is not implemented in ORCA. Maybe PNO-CCSD is implemented in MRCC or ...
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How to interpret molden AO/MO coefficients?

A simple calculation with Molpro 2012 on H2 molecule in cc-pvtz basis produces a molden file with 28 molecular orbitals. Each MO is defined with 30 AO/MO coefficient, but the number of symmetric AOs ...
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How to determine occupied and closed orbitals for a Molpro CASSCF calculation?

I am currently working with Molpro, to which I am completely new, trying to run some calculations on $\ce{PdO}$. From literature I have gathered that the ground state is given by $^3\Sigma^-$ state, ...
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Is it possible to do TD-DFT/6-31G+(d,p) calculations on a laptop?

In the recent publication: "Density Functional Theory Calculation on the Structural, Electronic, and Optical Properties of Fluorene-Based Azo Compounds", the author claimed to have used ...
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Can MOLPRO (2012) calculate SA-CASSCF gradients with cc-pVDZ?

I have tried to calculate state-averaged gradients with MOLPRO using the default basis set cc-pvdz. However, I was met with the error message: ...
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What do the parameters at the top of an FCIDUMP file mean?

A while ago I wrote a simple program that takes in an FCIDUMP file (generated by MOLRPO) and can determine matrix elements (or ...
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How does MOLPRO choose active orbitals in a CASSCF calculation?

I am trying to calculate electronically excited states for the CO molecule, with the aug-cc-pVTZ basis set, and a CASSCF calculation. The documentation describes ...
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In Molpro, how do I get the two-electron operator for angular momentum from a CI calculation?

When I do a CASSCF calculation I can include the card expec2,lxx,lyy,lzz in order to calculate the two-electron operators (in the x, y, and z-directions) for ...
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In Molpro, how to calculate the orbital angular momentum?

I wish to calculate the values of the orbital angular momentum of excited electronic states, using Molpro. So $\langle L_x \rangle$, $\langle L_y \rangle$, and $\langle L_z \rangle$. (Specifically for ...
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Calculating wave-function overlap in MOLPRO

Is it possible to somehow calculate the inner product (or overlap) between the electronic wave-functions of excited states in Molpro? What I want to do is to compare the electronic wave-functions that ...