A post-Hartree-Fock model of intermolecular interactions: inclusion of higher-order corrections.

Research paper by Erin R ER Johnson, Axel D AD Becke

Indexed on: 13 May '06Published on: 13 May '06Published in: The Journal of chemical physics


We have previously demonstrated that the dipole moment of the exchange hole can be used to derive intermolecular C(6) dispersion coefficients [J. Chem. Phys. 122, 154104 (2005)]. This was subsequently the basis for a novel post-Hartree-Fock model of intermolecular interactions [J. Chem. Phys. 123, 024101 (2005)]. In the present work, the model is extended to include higher-order dispersion coefficients C(8) and C(10). The extended model performs very well for prediction of intermonomer separations and binding energies of 45 van der Waals complexes. In particular, it performs twice as well as basis-set extrapolated MP2 theory for dispersion-bound complexes, with minimal computational cost.