Title

Dissection of Basis Set Superposition Error at SCF and Correlated Levels. HF Dimer.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Journal of Molecular Structure: TheoChem

Publication Date

9-1989

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

199

First Page

9

Last Page

22

DOI

10.1016/0166-1280(89)80038-7

Abstract

Orbitals normally assigned to H or F atoms within the context of the 6-31G or 6-31G∗∗ basis sets are centered at several different positions in the vicinity of a HF molecule and the basis-set superposition error (BSSE) calculated as the energy lowering engendered in HF. For ghost orbitals of either H or F type, the outer valence shell is responsible for the bulk of the total BSSE at either the SCF or MP2 level. The contribution of polarization functions is highly sensitive to the value chosen for the orbital exponent; the BSSE varies from nearly negligible for large exponents (the typical result of energy-based optimization) to values larger than the valence-shell contribution for more diffuse functions. Similar observations apply to perturbations of the monomer dipole moment which give rise to one element of secondary BSSE.

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