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dc.contributor.authorHarsha, Gaurav
Shiozaki, Toru
Scuseria, Gustavo E.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-11T17:18:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-11T17:18:36Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Harsha, Gaurav, Shiozaki, Toru and Scuseria, Gustavo E.. "On the difference between variational and unitary coupled cluster theories." The Journal of Chemical Physics, 148, no. 4 (2018) AIP Publishing: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5011033.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/102379
dc.description.abstract There have been assertions in the literature that the variational and unitary forms of coupled cluster theory lead to the same energy functional. Numerical evidence from previous authors was inconsistent with this claim, yet the small energy differences found between the two methods and the relatively large number of variational parameters precluded an unequivocal conclusion. Using the Lipkin Hamiltonian, we here present conclusive numerical evidence that the two theories yield different energies. The ambiguities arising from the size of the cluster parameter space are absent in the Lipkin model, particularly when truncating to double excitations. We show that in the symmetry adapted basis under strong correlation, the differences between the variational and unitary models are large, whereas they yield quite similar energies in the weakly correlated regime previously explored. We also provide a qualitative argument rationalizing why these two models cannot be the same. Additionally, we study a generalized non-unitary and non-hermitian variant that contains excitation, de-excitation, and mixed operators with different amplitudes and show that it works best when compared to the traditional, variational, unitary, and extended forms of coupled cluster doubles theories.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher AIP Publishing
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dc.title On the difference between variational and unitary coupled cluster theories
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle The Journal of Chemical Physics
dc.citation.volumeNumber 148
dc.citation.issueNumber 4
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.5011033
dc.identifier.pmid 29390817
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dc.citation.articleNumber 044107


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