SAPT2+ Calculations on K+, Rb+, and Cs+ complexes

#1

Hello,
I am trying to do energy decomposition analysis for complexes of K+, Rb+, and Cs+ with H2O. The aug-cc-pvdz is not compatible with the three ions. So I wounder what basis works best for these three metal ions.

Thanks a lot,
Esam

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#2

A def2- basis should run with SAPT, though ions, heavy elements, and ECPs with SAPT aren’t well explored. https://github.com/psi4/psi4/blob/master/tests/sapt-ecp/input.dat

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#3

In general I’d recommend using the aug-cc-pwCVnZ-PP basis sets for these elements (disclaimer: I was involved in the development of these basis sets), and ensuring you correlate the (m-1)sp electrons too. You can download them from the following website (select the Gaussian format for use in Psi4): http://www.grant-hill.group.shef.ac.uk/ccrepo/index.html

I would echo loriab’s warning though - no idea how well all of this will work in SAPT.

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#4

Thanks a lot GHill, I will look into it

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#5

Thanks Ioriab, for the info and the link.

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