Advances in molecular quantum chemistry contained in the Q-Chem 4 program package

Y. Shao, Z. Gan, E. Epifanovsky, A.T.B. Gilbert, M. Wormit, J. Kussmann, A.W. Lange, A. Behn, J. Deng, X. Feng, D. Ghosh, M. Goldey, P.R. Horn, L.D. Jacobson, I. Kaliman, R.Z. Khaliullin, T. Kus, A. Landau, J. Liu, E.I. Proynov, Y.M. Rhee, R.M. Richard, M.A. Rohrdanz, R.P. Steele, E.J. Sundstrom, H.L. Woodcock III, P.M. Zimmerman, D. Zuev, B. Albrecht, E. Alguires, B. Austin, G.J.O. Beran, Y.A. Bernard, E. Berquist, K. Brandhorst, K.B. Bravaya, S.T. Brown, D. Casanova, C.-M. Chang, Y. Chen, S.H. Chien, K.D. Closser, D.L. Crittenden, M. Diedenhofen, R.A. DiStasio Jr., H. Do, A.D. Dutoi, R.G. Edgar, S. Fatehi, L. Fusti-Molnar, A. Ghysels, A. Golubeva-Zadorozhnaya, J. Gomes, M.W.D. Hanson-Heine, P.H.P. Harbach, A.W. Hauser, E.G. Hohenstein, Z.C. Holden, T.-C. Jagau, H. Ji, B. Kaduk, K. Khistyaev, J. Kim, J. Kim, R.A. King, P. Klunzinger, D. Kosenkov, T. Kowalczyk, C.M. Krauter, K.U. Laog, A. Laurent, K.V. Lawler, S.V. Levchenko, C.Y. Lin, F. Liu, E. Livshits, R.C. Lochan, A. Luenser, P. Manohar, S.F. Manzer, S.-P. Mao, N. Mardirossian, A.V. Marenich, S.A. Maurer, N.J. Mayhall, C.M. Oana, R. Olivares-Amaya, D.P. O'Neill, J.A. Parkhill, T.M. Perrine, R. Peverati, P.A. Pieniazek, A. Prociuk, D.R. Rehn, E. Rosta, N.J. Russ, N. Sergueev, S.M. Sharada, S. Sharmaa, D.W. Small, A. Sodt, T. Stein, D. Stuck, Y.-C. Su, A.J.W. Thom, T. Tsuchimochi, L. Vogt, O. Vydrov, T. Wang, M.A. Watson, J. Wenzel, A. White, C.F. Williams, V. Vanovschi, S. Yeganeh, S.R. Yost, Z.-Q. You, I.Y. Zhang, X. Zhang, Y. Zhou, B.R. Brooks, G.K.L. Chan, D.M. Chipman, C.J. Cramer, W.A. Goddard III, M.S. Gordon, W.J. Hehre, A. Klamt, H.F. Schaefer III, M.W. Schmidt, C.D. Sherrill, D.G. Truhlar, A. Warshel, X. Xu, A. Aspuru-Guzik, R. Baer, A.T. Bell, N.A. Besley, J.-D. Chai, A. Dreuw, B.D. Dunietz, T.R. Furlani, S.R. Gwaltney, C.-P. Hsu, Y. Jung, J. Kong, D.S. Lambrecht, W.Z. Liang, C. Ochsenfeld, V.A. Rassolov, L.V. Slipchenko, J.E. Subotnik, T. Van Voorhis, J.M. Herbert, A.I. Krylov, P.M.W. Gill, and M. Head-Gordon
Mol. Phys. 113, 184 – 215 (2015)

A summary of the technical advances that are incorporated in the fourth major release of the Q-Chem quantum chemistry program is provided, covering approximately the last seven years. These include developments in density functional theory methods and algorithms, NMR property evaluation, coupled cluster and perturbation theories, methods for electronically excited and open-shell species, tools for treating extended environments, algorithms for walking on potential surfaces, analysis tools, energy and electron transfer modeling, parallel computing capabilities, and graphical user interfaces. In addition, a selection of example case studies that illustrate these capabilities are given. These include extensive benchmarks of the comparative accuracy of modern density functionals for bonded and non-bonded interactions, tests of attenuated MP2 methods for intermolecular interactions, a variety of parallel performance benchmarks, and tests of the accuracy of implicit solvation models. Some specific chemical examples include calculations on the strongly correlated Cr2 dimer, exploring zeolite-catalyzed ethane dehydrogenation, energy decomposition analysis of a charged ter-molecular complex arising from glycerol photoionization, and natural transition orbitals for a Frenkel exciton state in a 9-unit model of a self-assembling nanotube.

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