Theoretical Chemistry Accounts

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All-electron scalar relativistic basis sets for the 6p elements

  • Dimitrios A. Pantazis
  • Frank Neese
Regular Article


New segmented all-electron relativistically contracted (SARC) basis sets have been developed for the elements 81Tl–86Rn, thus extending the SARC family of all-electron basis sets to include the 6p block. The SARC basis sets are separately contracted for the second-order Douglas–Kroll–Hess and the zeroth-order regular approximation scalar relativistic Hamiltonians. Their compact size and segmented construction are best suited to the requirements of routine density functional theory (DFT) applications. Evaluation of the basis sets is performed in terms of incompleteness and contraction errors, orbital properties, ionization energies, electron affinities, and atomic polarizabilities. From these atomic metrics and from computed basis set superposition errors for a series of homonuclear dimers, it is shown that the SARC basis sets achieve a good balance between accuracy and size for efficient all-electron scalar relativistic DFT applications.


All-electron basis sets Scalar relativistic calculations DKH ZORA SARC 



We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Max Planck Society.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy ConversionMülheim an der RuhrGermany

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