Picture change error in quasirelativistic electron/spin density, Laplacian and bond critical points

Lukáš Bučinský, Lenka Kucková, Michal Malček, Jozef Kožíšek, Stanislav Biskupič, Dylan Jayatilaka, Gabriel E. Büchel, Vladimir B. Arion

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The change of picture of the quasirelativistic Hartree-Fock wave functions is considered for electron/spin densities, the negative Laplacian of electron density and the appropriate bond critical point characteristics from the Quantum Theory of Atoms In Molecules (QTAIM). [OsCl5(Hpz)]- and [RuCl5(NO)]2- transition metal complexes are considered. Both, scalar relativistic and spin-orbit effects have been accounted for using the Infinite Order Two Component (IOTC) Hamiltonian. Picture change error (PCE) correction in the electron and spin densities and the Laplacian of electron density are treated analytically. Generally, PCE is found significant only in the core region of the atoms for the electron/spin density as well as Laplacian.©2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Physics
StatePublished - Jun 2014

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The financial support was obtained from APVV (Contract No. APVV-0202-10) and VEGA (Contract No. 1/0327/12). We would like to thank to ARC and CNRS for funding. We are grateful to the HPC center at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, which is a part of the Slovak Infrastructure of High Performance Computing (SIVVP project, ITMS code 26230120002, funded by the European Regional Development Funds), for the computational time and resources made available.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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