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An Efficient Unrestricted PCM-Elongation Method for Large High-Spin Polymer/Dendrimer Systems

Xun Zhu, Yuuichi Orimoto and Yuriko Aoki


The application of conventional ab initio methods to large high-spin systems remains challenging because CPU time rapidly increases with the system size. The unrestricted elongation method performs stepwise electronic structure calculations for large high-spin systems and can reproduce the results of conventional methods, i.e., achieve a very small total energy error (∼ 109 a.u. per atom). Moreover, a polarizable continuum model (PCM) method is incorporated for the estimation of solvent effect and it is demonstrated that the unrestricted PCM-elongation method is accurate and efficient for performing electronic structure  calculations of large high-spin systems under solvent.


This work was supported by a grant-in-aid from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan (No: 23245005) and by CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The calculations were performed on the Linux PC cluster in our laboratory at Kyushu University.

Received: 2015-10-28
Accepted: 2016-1-4
Published Online: 2016-1-27
Published in Print: 2016-5-28

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