The method of moments of coupled-cluster equations (MMCC) is extended to potential energy surfaces involving multiple bond breaking by developing the quasi-variational (QV) and quadratic (Q) variants of the MMCC theory. The QVMMCC and QMMCC methods are related to the extended CC (ECC) theory, in which products involving cluster operators and their deexcitation counterparts mimic the effects of higher-order clusters. The test calculations for N2 show that the QMMCC and ECC methods can provide spectacular improvements in the description of multiple bond breaking by the standard CC approaches.

%B Electron Correlation Methodology %S ACS Symposium Series %I American Chemical Sociegy %C Washington, DC %V 958 %@ ISBN13: 9780841238435 %G eng %0 Journal Article %J Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling %D 2004 %T Method of moments of coupled-cluster equations: a new formalism for designing accurate electronic structure methods for ground and excited states %A Piotr Piecuch %A K. Kowalski %A I. S. O. Pimienta %A P.-D. Fan %A M.D. Lodriguito %A M. J. {McGuire} %A S. A. Kucharski %A T. Kuś %A M. Musial %K Coupled-cluster theory - Method of moments of coupled-cluster equations - Renormalized coupled-cluster methods - extended coupled cluster theory - Potential energy surfaces %XThe method of moments of coupled-cluster equations {(MMCC),} which provides a systematic way of improving the results of the standard coupled-cluster {(CC)} and equation-of-motion {CC} {(EOMCC)} calculations for the ground- and excited-state energies of atomic and molecular systems, is described. The {MMCC} theory and its generalized {MMCC} {(GMMCC)} extension that enables one to use the cluster operators resulting from the standard as well as nonstandard {CC} calculations, including those obtained with the extended {CC} {(ECC)} approaches, are based on rigorous mathematical relationships that define the many-body structure of the differences between the full configuration interaction {(CI)} and {CC} or {EOMCC} energies. These relationships can be used to design the noniterative corrections to the {CC/EOMCC} energies that work for chemical bond breaking and potential energy surfaces of excited electronic states, including excited states dominated by double excitations, where the standard single-reference {CC/EOMCC} methods fail. Several {MMCC} and {GMMCC} approximations are discussed, including the renormalized and completely renormalized {CC/EOMCC} methods for closed- and open-shell states, the quadratic {MMCC} approaches, the {CI-corrected} {MMCC} methods, and the {GMMCC} approaches for multiple bond breaking based on the {ECC} cluster amplitudes.

%B Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling %V 112 %P 349–393 %8 07/2004 %G eng