Comparison of overlap-based models for approximating the exchange-repulsion energy

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Different ways of approximating the exchange-repulsion energy with a classical potential function have been investigated by fitting various expressions to the exact exchange-repulsion energy for a large set of molecular dimers. The expressions involve either the orbital overlap or the electron-density overlap. For comparison, the parameter-free exchange-repulsion model of the effective fragment potential (EFP) is also evaluated. The results show that exchange-repulsion energy is nearly proportional to both the orbital overlap and the density overlap. For accurate results, a distance-dependent correction is needed in both cases. If few parameters are desired, orbital overlap is superior to density overlap, but the fit to density overlap can be significantly improved by introducing more parameters. The EFP performs well, except for delocalized pi systems. However, an overlap expression with a few parameters seems to be slightly more accurate and considerably easier to approximate. (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics.


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TidskriftJournal of Chemical Physics
StatusPublished - 2006
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