The recently developed state-selective (SS) multi-reference (MR) coupled-cluster (CC) method is applied to a prototype molecular system composed of eight hydrogen atoms. To obtain a better description of the zeroth-order wavefunction in the quasidegenerate region, we employ orbitals resulting from the complex active space multi-configurational self-consistent-field (MC SCF) optimization. Comparison with the results obtained using the ground-state restricted Hartree-Fock SCF orbitals indicates invariant character of the SS CC theory with respect to the orbital choice, contrary to the behavior of the Hilbert-space state-universal MR CC method.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry