A multilevel extension of the local correlation “cluster-in-molecule” (CIM) framework, which enables one to combine different quantum chemistry methods to treat different regions in a large molecular system without splitting it into ad hoc fragments and saturating dangling bonds, is proposed. The resulting schemes combine higher-level methods, such as the completely renormalized coupled-cluster (CC) approach with singles, doubles, and noniterative triples, termed CR-CC(2,3), to treat the reactive part of a large molecular system, and lower-order methods, such as the second-order Møller−Plesset perturbation theory (MP2), to handle the chemically inactive regions. The multilevel CIM-CC/MP2 approaches preserve the key features of all CIM methods, such as the use of orthonormal localized orbitals and coarse-grain parallelism, while substantially reducing the already relatively low costs of the single-level CIM-CC calculations. Illustrative calculations include bond breaking in dodecane and the reactions of the bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)dithiophosphinic acid with one and two water molecules.

%B Journal of Physical Chemistry A %V 114 %P 6721-6727 %8 05/2010 %G eng %N 24 %0 Journal Article %J Molecular Physics %D 2009 %T Method of Moments for the Continuous Transition Between the Brillouin-Wigner-Type and Rayleigh-Schrodinger-Type Multireference Coupled Cluster Theories %A J. Pittner %A Piotr Piecuch %XWe apply the method of moments to the multireference (MR) coupled cluster (CC) formalism representing the continuous transition between the Brillouin-Wigner-type and Rayleigh-Schr\"{o}dinger-type theories based on the Jeziorski-Monkhorst wave function ansatz and derive the formula for the noniterative energy corrections to the corresponding MRCC energies that recover the exact, full configuration interaction energies in the general model space case, including complete and incomplete model spaces. We also extend the relationship between the generalized moments of the state-universal (SU) MRCC equations within the Jeziorski-Monkhorst and Kucharski-Bartlett formulations of the SUMRCC theory to the general model space case. Finally, we argue that in the complete model space case, the relationship between moments of the SUMRCC equations corresponding to the Jeziorski-Monkhorst and Kucharski-Bartlett formulations of the SUMRCC theory, derived in this work, implies an equivalence of these two formulations of the SUMRCC approach, provided that the disconnected linked terms are included in the Kucharski-Bartlett formulation, and verify this statement numerically.

%B Molecular Physics %V 107 %P 1209-1221 %8 01/2009 %G eng %N 08-12 %0 Journal Article %J The Journal of Physical Chemistry %D 2006 %T Is the Mechanism of the [2+2] Cycloaddition of Cyclopentyne to Ethylene Concerted or Biradical? A Completely Renormalized Coupled Cluster Study %A Piotr Piecuch %A A. Kinal %XThe mechanism of the [2+2] cycloaddition reaction of cyclopentyne to ethylene has been studied using the completely renormalized coupled cluster method with singles, doubles, and noniterative triples (CR−CCSD(T)). In agreement with the experimentally observed stereochemistry, the CR−CCSD(T) method favors the concerted pathway involving a [2+1] transition state, whereas the popular CCSD(T) method, which is often regarded as the “gold standard” of electronic structure theory, and low-order multireference methods support the less probable biradical mechanism. In addition, the CCSD(T) approach produces an erroneous description of some transition states and intermediates, particularly those which have a significant biradical character. The CR−CCSD(T) calculations indicate that the reaction is a highly exothermic (Δ = −68 kcal/mol), predominantly concerted process with a relatively low activation barrier on the order of 13−16 kcal/mol which permits its thermal occurrence.

%B The Journal of Physical Chemistry %V 110 %P 367-378 %8 6/2005 %G eng %N 2 %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