Acceleration of Correlation-corrected Vibrational Self-consistent Field Calculation Times for Large Polyatomic Molecules
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Acceleration of the correlation-corrected Vibrational self-consistent field (CC-VSCF) method for anharmonic calculations of vibrational states of polyatomic molecules is described. The acceleration assumes pairwise additive interactions between different normal modes, and employs orthogonality of the single-mode vibrational wavefunctions. This greatly reduces the effort in computing correlation effects between different vibrational modes, which is treated by second order perturbation theory in CC-VSCF. The acceleration can improve the scaling of the overall computational effort from N6 to N4, where N is the number of vibrational modes. Sample calculation times, using semi-empirical potential surfaces (PM3), are given for a series of glycine peptides. Large computational acceleration, and significant reduction of the scaling of the effort with system size, is found and discussed.
KeywordsVibrational anharmonicity Vibrational states Normal modes Vibrational self-consistent field Correlation-corrected vibrational self-consistent field
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