Oleg A. Vydrov

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This work reexamines the effect of the exchange screening parameter omega on the performance of the Heyd-Scuseria-Ernzerhof (HSE) screened hybrid functional. We show that variation of the screening parameter influences solid band gaps the most. Other properties such as molecular thermochemistry or lattice constants of solids change little with omega. We(More)
John P. Perdew, Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Gábor I. Csonka, Oleg A. Vydrov, Gustavo E. Scuseria, Lucian A. Constantin, Xiaolan Zhou, and Kieron Burke Department of Physics and Quantum Theory Group, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118, USA Department of Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary Department of(More)
Common approximate exchange-correlation functionals suffer from self-interaction error, and as a result, their corresponding potentials have incorrect asymptotic behavior. The exact asymptote can be imposed by introducing range separation into the exchange component and replacing the long-range portion of the approximate exchange by the Hartree-Fock(More)
In the exact theory, the ground state energy of an open system varies linearly when the electron number is changed between two adjacent integers. This linear dependence is not reproduced by common approximate density functionals. Deviation from linearity in this dependence has been suggested as a basis for the concept of many-electron self-interaction error(More)
We consider a general class of hybrid density functionals with decomposition of the exchange component into short-range and long-range parts. The admixture of Hartree-Fock (HF) exchange is controlled by three parameters: short-range mixing, long-range mixing, and range separation. We study how the variation of these parameters affects the accuracy of hybrid(More)
We devise a nonlocal correlation energy functional that describes the entire range of dispersion interactions in a seamless fashion using only the electron density as input. The new functional is considerably simpler than its predecessors of a similar type. The functional has a tractable and robust analytic form that lends itself to efficient(More)
We derive a nonlocal correlation functional that adequately describes van der Waals interactions not only in the asymptotic long-range regime but also at short range. Unlike its precursor, developed by Langreth, Lundqvist, and co-workers, the new functional has a simple analytic form, finite for all interelectron separations, well behaved in the slowly(More)
Citation Csonka, Gábor I. et al. " Assessing the performance of recent density functionals for bulk solids. Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access(More)
A summary of the technical advances that are incorporated in the fourth major release of the Q-CHEM quantum chemistry program is provided, covering approximately the last seven years. These include developments in density functional theory methods and algorithms, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) property evaluation, coupled cluster and perturbation(More)
Semilocal density functional approximations (DFAs) for the exchange-correlation energy suffer from self-interaction error, which is believed to be the cause of many of the failures of common DFAs, such as poor description of charge transfer and transition states of chemical reactions. The standard self-interaction correction (SIC) of Perdew and Zunger mends(More)