Hole-particle characterization of coupled-cluster singles and doubles and related models

J Chem Phys. 2006 Oct 21;125(15):154106. doi: 10.1063/1.2360262.


The hole-particle analysis introduced in the paper [J. Chem. Phys. 124, 224109 (2006)] is fully described and extended for coupled-cluster models of practical importance. Based on operator renormalization of the conventional amplitudes t(ai) and t(ab,ij), we present a simplified method for estimating the hole-particle density matrices for coupled-cluster singles and doubles (CCSD). With this procedure we convert the first-order density matrix of the configuration interaction (CI) singles and doubles (CISD) model, which lacks size consistency, into an approximately size-consistent expression. This permits us to correctly estimate specific indices for CCSD, including the hole and particle occupation numbers for each atom, the total occupation of holes/particles, and the entropylike measure for effective unpaired geminals. Our calculations for simple diatomic and triatomic systems indicate reasonable agreement with the full CI values. For CCSD and CISD we derive special types of two-center indices, which are similar to the charge transfer analysis of excited states previously given within the CIS model. These new quantities, termed charge transfer correlation indices, reveal the concealed effects of atomic influence on electronic redistribution due to electron correlation.