State-of-the-art computations of dipole moments using analytic gradients of high-level density-fitted coupled-cluster methods with focal-point approximations

BOZKAYA U., Soydas E., Filiz B.

JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY, vol.41, no.8, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcc.26126
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Applied Science & Technology Source, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, INSPEC, MEDLINE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Using the analytic derivatives approach, dipole moments of high-level density-fitted coupled-cluster (CC) methods, such as coupled-cluster singles and doubles (CCSD), and coupled-cluster singles and doubles with perturbative triples [CCSD(T)], are presented. To obtain the high accuracy results, the computed dipole moments are extrapolated to the complete basis set (CBS) limits applying focal-point approximations. Dipole moments of the CC methods considered are compared with the experimental gas-phase values, as well as with the common DFT functionals, such as B3LYP, BP86, M06-2X, and BLYP. For all test sets considered, the CCSD(T) method provides substantial improvements over Hartree-Fock (HF), by 0.076-0.213 D, and its mean absolute errors are lower than 0.06 D. Furthermore, our results indicate that even though the performances of the common DFT functionals considered are significantly better than that of HF, their results are not comparable with the CC methods. Our results demonstrate that the CCSD(T)/CBS level of theory provides highly-accurate dipole moments, and its quality approaching the experimental results. (c) 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.