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Coupled-Cluster Valence-Bond Singles and Doubles for Strongly Correlated Systems: Block-Tensor Based Implementation and Application to Oligoacenes

  • Author(s): Lee, J
  • Small, DW
  • Epifanovsky, E
  • Head-Gordon, M
  • et al.

© 2017 American Chemical Society. We demonstrate a block-tensor based implementation of coupled-cluster valence-bond singles and doubles (CCVB-SD) [Small, D. W.; Head-Gordon M. J. Chem. Phys. 2012, 137, 114103] which is a simple modification to restricted CCSD (RCCSD) that provides a qualitatively correct description of valence correlations even in strongly correlated systems. We derive the Λ-equation of CCVB-SD and the corresponding unrelaxed density matrices. The resulting production-level implementation is applied to oligoacenes, correlating up to 318 electrons in 318 orbitals. CCVB-SD shows a qualitative agreement with exact methods for short acenes and reaches the bulk limit of oligoacenes in terms of natural orbital occupation numbers, whereas RCCSD shows nonvariational behavior even for relatively short acenes. A significant reduction in polyradicaloid character is found when correlating all valence electrons instead of only the π-electrons.

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