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Re^4: Can not optimize geometry in MP2/aug-cc-pVDZ

Alexander Vasyanin

Dear Thomas,

I attached current output here. Unfortunately optimization process still can not reach covergence criteria even using spherical functions and with a little tweak of $MP2GRD group options suggested by Alex. I also removed precalculation and frequent recalculation of hessian, they were too expensive but ineffective.

Thanks in advance,

On Tue Feb 10 '15 11:04pm, Thomas Pijper wrote
>Dear Alexander,

>If case Alex' advice doesn't help with convergence, could you post the output of your calculation? That would allow us to have a better look at what the problem is.

>Enabling/disabling spherical functions will typically result in slightly different computational results. It is strongly recommended to use the type of functions (Cartesian or spherical) for which the basis was designed.
>Kind regards,
>On Tue Feb 10 '15 6:41pm, Alexander Vasyanin wrote
>>Thank you, Thomas, for reply.

>>New version of manual is very helpful, I didn't know. I've tried D5 option, but unfortunately it did not solve the problem yet: optimization still "oscilates" around the same geometry with minimal energy changes (less than 1E-6) but with quite large GMAX (not less than 1E-4). I'll wait for tomorrow.

>>Enabled spherical functions also increased my energy values to about 0.036 Ha. Is it ok?

>>Thanks in advance,

>>I've tried to use D5 option.
>>On Mon Feb 9 '15 10:52pm, Thomas Pijper wrote
>>>Dear Alexander,

>>>With the aug-cc-pVDZ basis one should enable spherical functions. These are enabled with

>>>$CONTRL D5=.T. $END

>>>See pages 68-69 of the manual for more details. Enabling spherical functions may reduce partial linear dependence in your basis and help in getting more accurate MP2 gradients.

>>>Hope this helps.
>>>Kind regards,
>>>On Mon Feb 9 '15 7:47pm, Alexander Vasyanin wrote
>>>>Dear All,
>>>>I've got a problem with geometry optimization (see attached input file). DFT methods (B3LYP, PBE0) with the same input geometry converge fine, but MP2 fails to converge showing a progress like this:

>>>>$ grep 'E=' 1.dat | cat -n
>>>>     1  E=     -727.7926962177  GMAX=   0.0001417  GRMS=   0.0000243
>>>>     2  E=     -727.7926962929  GMAX=   0.0001120  GRMS=   0.0000170

>>>>I've tried to use symmetry (CS) to make calculation faster with IHREP=5 option, but it also didn't help to reach convergence even after 40 iterations.

>>>>Is it possible to improve convergence (may be with some option in $MP2GRD)?

>>>>Thanks in advance!

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