Analytical energy gradients in second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation theory for extended systems

So Hirata, Suehiro Iwata

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The spin-restricted formulas for the analytical gradients of the second-order Møller-Plesset perturbation (MP2) energy are presented within the framework of ab initio crystal orbital theory of infinite one-dimensional lattices (polymers). The coupled perturbed Hartree-Fock equation for polymers is solved iteratively using the atomic-orbital-based algorithms. The MP2 energy and its gradient contributions are evaluated by the disk-based algorithms with the aid of the two-particle density matrix. The analytical-gradient method at the MP2 level, as well as the analytical first- and second-derivative methods at the Hartree-Fock (HF) level, is applied to calculate the equilibrium structures and harmonic vibrational frequencies of all-trans polyacetylene. The deviations of the calculated frequencies from the observed ones for the in-phase C=C stretching modes are reduced by about 70% on going from HF/6-31G to MP2/6-31G theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4147-4155
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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