Ames Laboratory; Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy, Ames Laboratory
We recently proposed the Gutzwiller conjugate gradient minimisation (GCGM) method for efficient and accurate calculation of the ground state total energy of molecular and bulk systems. The GCGM method is developed under the framework of Gutzwiller wave function but goes beyond the commonly adopted Gutzwiller approximation to improve the accuracy and flexibility in treating the correlation effects. In this conference proceeding, we benchmark the GCGM method with the calculation of excited state potential energy curves of three diatomic molecules, namely H2, N2, and O2. Our calculations demonstrate the flexibility and reasonable accuracy of the method.
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