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A quantum mechanically based procedure for estimation of crystal densities of neutral and ionic crystals is presented. In this method, volumes within 0.001 electrons/bohr3 isosurfaces of electron density for the constituent isolated neutral and ionic molecules are calculated to define the molecular volume or formula unit volumes used in predicting the(More)
Advances in theory and algorithms for electronic structure calculations must be incorporated into program packages to enable them to become routinely used by the broader chemical community. This work reviews advances made over the past five years or so that constitute the major improvements contained in a new release of the Q-Chem quantum chemistry package,(More)
Q-Chem 2.0 is a new release of an electronic structure program package, capable of performing first principles calculations on the ground and excited states of molecules using both density functional theory and wave function-based methods. A review of the technical features contained within Q-Chem 2.0 is presented. This article contains brief descriptive(More)
We describe an alternative procedure for obtaining approximate Brueckner orbitals in ab initio electronic structure theory. Whereas approximate Brueckner orbitals have traditionally been obtained by mixing the orbitals until the coefficients of singly substituted determinants in the many-electron wave function become zero, we remove singly substituted(More)
We present simple atom and group-equivalent methods that will convert quantum mechanical energies of molecules to gas phase heats of formation of CHNO systems. In addition, we predict heats of sublimation and vaporization derived from information obtained from the quantum-mechanically calculated electrostatic potential of each isolated molecule. The heats(More)
This study evaluates the importance of electrostatic corrections to earlier quantum-mechanically based methods to predict crystal densities of neutral and ionic molecular energetic materials. Our previous methods (B. M. Rice et al., J. Phys. Chem. A 2007, 111, 10874) use the molecular volumes of the isolated molecule or formula unit to estimate the crystal(More)
The nondynamical correlation energy may be defined as the difference between full configuration interaction within the space of all valence orbitals and a single determinant of molecular orbitals ͑Hartree–Fock theory͒. In order to describe bond breaking, diradicals, and other electronic structure problems where Hartree–Fock theory fails, a reliable(More)
In this study a variety of methods were used to compute the energies for lattice enthalpies and gas phase heats of formation of the ionic constituents used in Born-Fajans-Haber cycles to produce solid phase heats of formation of molecular ionic energetic crystals. Several quantum mechanically based or empirical approaches to calculate either the heat of(More)
The Multiple Objective Evolutionary Strategies (MOES) algorithm was used to parametrize force fields having the form of the reactive models ReaxFF (van Duin, A. C. T.; Dasgupta, S.; Lorant, F.; Goddard, W. A. J. Phys. Chem. A 2001, 105, 9396) and ReaxFF-lg (Liu, L.; Liu, Y.; Zybin, S. V.; Sun, H.; Goddard, W. A. J. Phys. Chem. A 2011, 115, 11016) in an(More)
Using quantum mechanics (QM) and classical force-field based molecular dynamics (FF), we have calculated the principle shock Hugoniot curves for numerous amorphous polymers including poly[methyl methacrylate] (PMMA), poly[styrene], polycarbonate, as well as both the amorphous and crystalline forms of poly[ethylene]. In the FF calculations, we considered a(More)