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Issue 38, 2006
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Towards chemical accuracy for the thermodynamics of large molecules: new hybrid density functionals including non-local correlation effects

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Abstract

Two hybrid density functionals that include a second-order perturbation correction for non-local correlation effects are tested for the full G3/05 test set. Very large AO basis sets including core-polarization/correlation functions have been employed that yield for the first time results quite close to the basis set limit for this set. The B2-PLYP functional and the new mPW2-PLYP approach with a modified exchange part give by far the lowest MAD over the whole G3/05 set ever reported for a DFT method (2.5 and 2.1 kcal mol−1, respectively). The big improvement compared to common density functionals is further demonstrated by the reduction of the maximum and minimum errors (outliers) and by much smaller errors for complicated molecular systems.

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Submitted
14 Jun 2006
Accepted
23 Aug 2006
First published
01 Sep 2006

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006,8, 4398-4401
Article type
Communication

Towards chemical accuracy for the thermodynamics of large molecules: new hybrid density functionals including non-local correlation effects

T. Schwabe and S. Grimme, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2006, 8, 4398
DOI: 10.1039/B608478H

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