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Re: Delocalized coordinates optimization with constrained

Alex Granovsky
gran@classic.chem.msu.su


Hi,

Is this run a state-averaged MCSCF?

Kind regards,
Alex Granovsky

On Thu Jun 12 '14 7:58pm, Loic Joubert-Doriol wrote
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>Dear users of Firefly,

>I am trying to optimize the geometry of a large molecular system while constraining some atomic positions and dihedral angles at the MCSCF level. The full system comprises two molecules so I also have to include a NONVDW pair of atoms.

>It does not converge at all, the energy and the gradient oscillate.
>It is the first time I am trying doing such optimization and I am wondering if I am using the right combination of keywords so I give them here:
>"
> $CONTRL
> SCFTYP=MCSCF RUNTYP=optimize MAXIT=150 ICHARG=-1
> MULT=1 UNITS=angstrom fstint=.t. gencon=.t. NZVAR=198 EXETYP=run
> $END
> $MCSCF
> CISTEP=GUGA SOSCF=.T. FULLNR=.F. FCORE=.F. istate=1 maxit=100 ntrack=3
> fors=.t. CHKPOP=.FALSE. acurcy=5d-8 ENGTOL=5.0d-13 MICIT=20
> $END
> $TRACK $END
> $ZMAT
> DLC=.TRUE. AUTO=.TRUE. NONVDW(1)=15,60
> IFZMAT(1)= 3, 6,7,2,17, 3, 7,6,19,18, 3, 5,6,7,2, 3, 8,7,6,19, 3, 7,6,5,10
> IFZMAT(26)=3, 6,7,8,9, 3, 7,8,9,10, 3, 6,5,10,9, 3, 8,9,10,14, 3, 5,10,9,11
> IFZMAT(51)=3, 9,10,14,13, 3, 10,9,11,12
> IFRZAT(1)= 3,15,16,35,43,60,61
> DLCTOL=1D-7 ORTTOL=1D-7 IFDMOD=0
> $END
> $STATPT OPTTOL=0.0001 method=gdiis NSTEP=50 HSSEND=.t. FMAXT=100 $END
>...
>"

>Has anyone any idea on any wrong keyword combinations I am using and/or if there are ways to solve this problem?

>Thanks in advance for any help.

>Regards,
>Loc Joubert-Doriol.


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