Molecular properties in the Tamm–Dancoff approximation: indirect nuclear spin–spin coupling constants
Cheng, C.Y.; Ryley, M.S.; Peach, M.J.G.; Tozer, D.J.; Helgaker, T.; Teale, A.M.
Professor David Tozer firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tamm–Dancoff approximation (TDA) can be applied to the computation of excitation energies using time-dependent Hartree–Fock (TD-HF) and time-dependent density-functional theory (TD-DFT). In addition to simplifying the resulting response equations, the TDA has been shown to significantly improve the calculation of triplet excitation energies in these theories, largely overcoming issues associated with triplet instabilities of the underlying reference wave functions. Here, we examine the application of the TDA to the calculation of another response property involving triplet perturbations, namely the indirect nuclear spin–spin coupling constant. Particular attention is paid to the accuracy of the triplet spin–dipole and Fermi-contact components. The application of the TDA in HF calculations leads to vastly improved results. For DFT calculations, the TDA delivers improved stability with respect to geometrical variations but does not deliver higher accuracy close to equilibrium geometries. These observations are rationalised in terms of the ground- and excited-state potential energy surfaces and, in particular, the severity of the triplet instabilities associated with each method. A notable feature of the DFT results within the TDA is their similarity across a wide range of different functionals. The uniformity of the TDA results suggests that some conventional evaluations may exploit error cancellations between approximations in the functional forms and those arising from triplet instabilities. The importance of an accurate treatment of correlation for evaluating spin–spin coupling constants is highlighted by this comparison.
Cheng, C., Ryley, M., Peach, M., Tozer, D., Helgaker, T., & Teale, A. (2015). Molecular properties in the Tamm–Dancoff approximation: indirect nuclear spin–spin coupling constants. Molecular Physics, 113(13-14), 1937-1951. https://doi.org/10.1080/00268976.2015.1024182
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Jan 26, 2015|
|Publication Date||Jul 1, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Sep 28, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 27, 2016|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Nuclear magnetic resonance, Spin–spin coupling constants, Hartree–Fock theory, Density–functional theory, Coupled-cluster theory.|
Accepted Journal Article
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Molecular Physics on 27/03/2015, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00268976.2015.1024182.
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