Theoretical Chemistry Accounts

, Volume 114, Issue 4–5, pp 259–264 | Cite as

On the application of the incremental scheme to ionic solids: test of different embeddings

  • Elena Voloshina
  • Beate Paulus


Within the application of the incremental scheme to cerium dioxide high-level quantum chemical calculations, using the coupled-cluster approach, have been performed for (Ce4+) m (O2−) n clusters. Two different approaches were considered. In the first one all increments were obtained from the nearly neutral Ce4O7-cluster. In the second approach different clusters were used for the evaluation of increments. Several embeddings were tested: from purely point charges up to pseudopotential-surrounding of oxygens to imitate the Ce-ions. The advantages and disadvantages of applied embedding schemes were discussed.


ab initio calculations Electron-correlation calculations Embedded cluster calculation Incremental scheme 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany

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