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Magnetic properties with multiwavelets and DFT: the complete basis set limit achieved

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Multiwavelets are emerging as an attractive alternative to traditional basis sets such as Gaussian-type orbitals and plane waves. One of their distinctive properties is the ability to reach the basis set limit (often a chimera for traditional approaches) reliably and consistently by fixing the desired precision ε. We present our multiwavelet implementation of the linear response formalism, applied to static magnetic properties, at the self-consistent field level of theory (both for Hartree–Fock and density functional theories). We demonstrate that the multiwavelets consistently improve the accuracy of the results when increasing the desired precision, yielding results that have four to five digits precision, thus providing a very useful benchmark which could otherwise only be estimated by extrapolation methods. Our results show that magnetizabilities obtained with the augmented quadruple-ζ basis (aug-cc-pCVQZ) are practically at the basis set limit, whereas absolute nuclear magnetic resonance shielding tensors are more challenging: even by making use of a standard extrapolation method, the accuracy is not substantially improved. In contrast, our results provide a benchmark that: (1) confirms the validity of the extrapolation ansatz; (2) can be used as a reference to achieve a property-specific extrapolation scheme, thus providing a means to obtain much better extrapolated results; (3) allows us to separate functional-specific errors from basis-set ones and thus to assess the level of cancellation between basis set and functional errors often exploited in density functional theory.

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2016, accepted on 11 Apr 2016 and first published on 11 Apr 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP01294A
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Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 21145-21161
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    Magnetic properties with multiwavelets and DFT: the complete basis set limit achieved

    S. R. Jensen, T. Flå, D. Jonsson, R. S. Monstad, K. Ruud and L. Frediani, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 21145
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP01294A

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