Comparing particle-particle and particle-hole channels of random-phase approximation

12 Apr 2019  ·  Tahir Muhammad N., Ren Xinguo ·

We present a comparative study of particle-hole and particle-particle channels of random-phase approximation (RPA) for molecular dissociations of different bonding types. We introduced a \textit{direct} particle-particle RPA scheme, in analogy to the \textit{direct} particle-hole RPA formalism, whereby the exchange-type contributions are excluded... This allows us to compare the behavior of the particle-hole and particle-particle RPA channels on the same footing. Our study unravels the critical role of exchange contributions in determining behaviors of the two RPA channels for describing stretched molecules. We also made an attempt to merge particle-hole RPA and particle-particle RPA into a unified scheme, with the double-counting terms removed. However, benchmark calculations indicate that a straightforward combination of the two RPA channels does not lead to a successful computational scheme for describing molecular dissociations. read more

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