Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Full configuration interaction (FCI) calculations are reported for the closed-shell cyclic polyenes CNHN (N = 6, 10, 14, 18) in the Pariser-Parr-Pople (PPP) approximation, as a function of the hopping parameter β. A wide range of values of β is considered, from a highly correlated situation, β = 0, to a very weakly correlated limit, β = -10 eV. An estimate of the role of higher than two-body connected cluster components was done, through a partial (i.e., limited to two-body terms in the exponent) cluster analysis performed on the FCI wave function. The comparison with the approximate coupled pair theory that accounts for quadruply excited clusters [see P. Piecuch and J. Paldus, Theor. Chim. Acta 78, 65 (1990)] shows a good agreement in the whole range of the hopping parameter, particularly when the contribution of connected triples excitations is also taken into account. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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