The RI approximation (see Section 6.6) can be used in coupled-cluster calculations, which substantially reduces the cost of integral transformation and disk storage requirements. The RI approximations may be used for integrals only such that integrals are generated in conventional MO form and canonical CC/EOM calculations are performed, or in a more complete version when modified CC/EOM equations are used such that the integrals are used in their RI representation. The latter version allows for more substantial savings in storage and in computational speed-up.

The RI for integrals is invoked when AUX_BASIS is specified. All two-electron integrals are used in RI decomposed form in CC when AUX_BASIS is specified.

By default, the integrals will be stored in the RI form and special CC/EOM code will be invoked. Keyword CC_DIRECT_RI allows one to use RI generated integrals in conventional form (by transforming RI integrals back to the standard format) invoking conventional CC procedures.

Note: RI for integrals is available for all CCMAN/CCMAN2 methods. CCMAN requires that the unrestricted reference be used, CCMAN2 does not have this limitation. In addition, while RI is available for jobs that need analytical gradients, only energies and properties are computed using RI. Energy derivatives are calculated using regular electron repulsion integral derivatives. Full RI implementation (with integrals used in decomposed form) is only available for CCMAN2. For maximum computational efficiency, combine with FNO (see Sections 6.11 and 7.8.8) when appropriate.