Working with Prof. Head-Gordon at Berkeley, John Parkhill has developed implementations for pair models which couple 4 and 6 electrons together quantitatively. Because these truncate the coupled cluster equations at quadruples and hextuples respectively they have been termed the “Perfect Quadruples” and “Perfect Hextuples” models. These can be viewed as local approximations to CASSCF. The PQ and PH models are executed through an extension of Q-Chem’s coupled cluster code, and several options defined for those models will have the same effects although the mechanism may be different (CC_DIIS_START, CC_DIIS_SIZE, CC_DOV_THRESH, CC_CONV, etc.).
In the course of implementation, the non-local coupled cluster models were also implemented up to . Because the algorithms are explicitly sparse their costs relative to the existing implementations of CCSD are much higher (and should never be used in lieu of an existing CCMAN code), but this capability may be useful for development purposes, and when computable, models above CCSDTQ are highly accurate. To use PQ, PH, their dynamically correlated “+SD” versions or this machine generated cluster code set: METHOD = MGC.