Reproducibility of calculations on Li species with correlation-consistent basis sets

Maryam Mansoori Kermani, Donald G. Truhlar

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We have found that two different basis set series, both labeled cc-pVxZ, are widely available and widely used for calculation on Li compounds such that calculations that should be the same are different, causing a reproducibility problem. Here we study the magnitude of the disagreement of these nominally-the-same basis sets for wave function and density functional calculations of Li clusters. We find deviations among the basis sets of as large as 22 millihartrees. In most cases one obtains lower energies with the noncanonical choices. Therefore, it is important to specify which version of the basis set is used for calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number140575
JournalChemical Physics Letters
StatePublished - Aug 16 2023

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  • Clusters
  • Correlation-consistent basis sets
  • Coupled cluster theory
  • Density functional theory
  • Reaction energy


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