Questions tagged [multi-reference]

For questions about electronic structures methods that use excitations from multiple references to model correlation. These are often prefixed with MR (e.g. MR-CC, MR-CI, MR-PT)

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What are the references in multi-reference methods?

I asked this question on the Chemistry Stack Exchange and was told that it should be posted in this forum instead. I still don't understand what the multiple "references" are. I understand ...
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CASSCF and thermochemistry—effect of excited determinants on rotational and vibrational modes

So this question is linked to the other question I asked about the electronic patition function and CASSCF. When calculating thermochemical data (e.g. Gibbs Free energy) the partition functions are ...
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Excited determinants, electronic partition function and thermochemistry calculation

While studying statistical thermodynamics I came across the partition functions, which connect the quantum world to the macroscopic world. I understand that partition functions are used to calculate ...
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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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What is a good practical way to determine whether or not I need to use a multiconfigurational method?

I’m planning to run a calculation of single electron transfer where my system goes from singlet to triplet biradical (presumably). So I’m wondering how to decide if I need to use milticonfigurational ...
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Is there any relation between static correlation and finite-temperature smearing?

I am new to this field, so there is a chance that I am mixing two entirely different concepts together, but it seems to be that static correlation and finite-temperature smearing in DFT are somehow ...
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What are the ways to add dynamic correlation to an MCSCF wavefunction?

We recently learned about the many types of MCSCF, which treat "static" electron correlation. There are then many ways to treat further "dynamic" electron correlation to try and ...
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What are the types of MCSCF?

Similar to: What are the types of SCF? What are the types of Quantum Monte Carlo? What are the types of ab initio Molecular Dynamics? What are the types of pseudopotentials? What are the types of DFT?...
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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: ...