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Given the omnipresence of noncovalent interactions (NCIs), their accurate simulations are of crucial importance across various scientific disciplines. Here we construct accurate models for the description of NCIs by an interpolation along the Møller–Plesset adiabatic connection (MP AC). Our interpolation approximates the correlation energy, by recovering MP2 at small coupling strengths and the correct large-coupling strength expansion of the MP AC, recently shown to be a functional of the Hartree–Fock density. Our models are size consistent for fragments with nondegenerate ground states, have the same cost as double hybrids, and require no dispersion corrections to capture NCIs accurately. These interpolations greatly reduce large MP2 errors for typical π-stacking complexes (e.g., benzene–pyridine dimers) and for the L7 data set. They are also competitive with state-of-the-art dispersion enhanced functionals …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
18 May 2021

Timothy J Daas, Eduardo Fabiano, Fabio Della Sala, Paola Gori-Giorgi, Stefan Vuckovic

Biblio References: 
Volume: 12 Pages: 4867-4875
The journal of physical chemistry letters