Using SCF metadynamics to extend density matrix embedding theory to excited states.
The Journal of chemical physics
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Tran, H. K., Van Voorhis, T., & Thom, A. (2019). Using SCF metadynamics to extend density matrix embedding theory to excited states.. The Journal of chemical physics, 151 (3), 034112. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5096177
A new framework based on density matrix embedding theory (DMET) capable of directly targeting excited electronic states is proposed and implemented. DMET has previously been shown to be an effective method of calculating the ground state energies of systems exhibiting strong static correlation but has never been applied to calculate excited state energies. In this work, the Schmidt decomposition is applied directly on excited states, approximated by higher lying self-consistent field solutions. The DMET prescription is applied following this Schmidt decomposition allowing for a direct embedding of excited states. Initial results are obtained for a system of multiple hydrogen dimers and the lithium hydride dissociation. We analyze the nature of each part of the excited state DMET calculation and identify challenges. These challenges to the implementation of excited state DMET are discussed, and potential suggestions moving forward are recommended.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5096177
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/294994
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