Hesselmann, Andreas; Jansen, Georg:

The helium dimer potential from a combined density functional theory and symmetry-adapted perturbation theory approach using an exact exchange-correlation potential.

In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Jg. 5 (2003) ; Nr. 22, S. 5010-5014
ISSN: 1463-9076
Zeitschriftenaufsatz / Fach: Chemie
Starting with an analytic representation of the electron d. from a Hylleraas wavefunction we have obtained an analytic representation of the exchange-correlation potential of the helium atom. This, essentially exact, exchange-correlation potential has been employed to test a recently developed approach, named DFT-SAPT, which combines symmetry-adapted perturbation theory of intermol. interaction energies with a d. functional theory description of the interacting monomers. In DFT-SAPT all of the second-order contributions including the exchange corrections are detd. from coupled-perturbed d. functional theory. Comparison of the results for the helium dimer to previous high-quality supermol. and intermol. perturbation theory results demonstrates the success of the new approach.