The goal of this paper is to examine the performance of the conventional and renormalized single-reference coupled-cluster (CC) methods in calculations of the potential energy surface of the water molecule. A comparison with the results of the internally contracted multi-reference configuration interaction calculations including the quasi-degenerate Davidson correction (MRCI(Q)) and the spectroscopically accurate potential energy surface of water resulting from the use of the energy switching (ES) approach indicates that the relatively inexpensive completely renormalized (CR) CC methods with singles (S), doubles (D), and a non-iterative treatment of triples (T) or triples and quadruples (TQ), such as CR-CCSD(T), CR-CCSD(TQ), and the recently developed rigorously size extensive extension of CR-CCSD(T), termed CR-CC(2,3), provide substantial improvements in the results of conventional CCSD(T) and CCSD(TQ) calculations at larger internuclear separations. It is shown that the CR-CC(2,3) results corrected for the effect of quadruply excited clusters through the CR-CC(2,3)+Q approach can compete with the highly accurate MRCI(Q) data. The excellent agreement between the CR-CC(2,3)+Q and MRCI(Q) results suggests ways of improving the global potential energy surface of water resulting from the use of the ES approach in the regions of intermediate bond stretches and intermediate energies connecting the region of the global minimum with the asymptotic regions.

VL - 120 IS - 1-3 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Ab Initio Coupled-Cluster Calculations for Nuclei Using Methods of Quantum Chemistry JF - European Physics Journal A Y1 - 2006 A1 - Piotr Piecuch A1 - M. Wloch A1 - D. J. Dean A1 - J. R Gour A1 - M. {Hjorth-Jensen} A1 - T. Papenbrock A1 - K. Kowalski AB -We report preliminary large scale ab initio calculations of ground and excited states of 16O using quantum chemistry inspired coupled cluster methods and realistic two-body interactions. By using the renormalized Hamiltonians obtained with a no-core G-matrix approach, we obtain the virtually converged results at the level of two-body interactions. Due to the polynomial scaling with the system size that characterizes coupled cluster methods, we can probe large model spaces with up to seven major oscillator shells, for which standard non-truncated shell-model calculations are not possible.

VL - 25 IS - 1 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Ab Initio Coupled-Cluster Study of O JF - Physical Review Letters Y1 - 2005 A1 - Piotr Piecuch A1 - M. Wloch A1 - D. J. Dean A1 - J. R Gour A1 - M. {Hjorth-Jensen} A1 - K. Kowalski A1 - T. Papenbrock AB -We report converged results for the ground and excited states and matter density of 16O using realistic two-body nucleon-nucleon interactions and coupled-cluster methods and algorithms developed in quantum chemistry. Most of the binding is obtained with the coupled-cluster singles and doubles approach. Additional binding due to three-body clusters (triples) is minimal. The coupled-cluster method with singles and doubles provides a good description of the matter density, charge radius, charge form factor, and excited states of a one-particle, one-hole nature, but it cannot describe the first-excited 0+ state. Incorporation of triples has no effect on the latter finding.

VL - 94 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Active-Space Coupled-Cluster Study of Electronic States of Be 3 JF - The Journal of Chemical Physics Y1 - 2005 A1 - Piotr Piecuch A1 - K. Kowalski A1 - S. Hirata A1 - M. Wloch A1 - T.L. Windus AB -The active-space coupled-cluster (CC) and equation-of-motion (EOM) CC methods with all single and double excitations with triple excitations defined via active orbitals (CCSDt, EOMCCSDt), as implemented with TENSOR CONTRACTION ENGINE, are applied to the challenging Be3 system, which is characterized by a large number of low-lying excited states dominated by two-electron transitions and significant high-order correlation effects in the ground electronic state. It is demonstrated that the CCSDt and EOMCCSDt methods provide an excellent description of complicated electronic quasidegeneracies present in the Be3 cluster. Different strategies for defining triple excitations within the CCSDtâˆ•EOMCCSDt approach are discussed.

VL - 123 IS - 7 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Active-Space Equation-of=Motion Coupled-Cluster Methods for Excited States of Radicals and Other Open-Shell Systems: EA-EOMCCSDt and IP-EOMCCSDt JF - Journal of Chemical Physics Y1 - 2005 A1 - Piotr Piecuch A1 - J. R Gour A1 - M. Wloch VL - 123 IS - 13 ER -