2022 journal article
Correlation consistent effective core potentials for late 3d transition metals adapted for plane wave calculations
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 157(17).
We construct a new modification of correlation consistent effective core potentials (ccECPs) for late 3d elements Cr-Zn with Ne-core that are adapted for efficiency and low energy cut-offs in plane wave calculations. The decrease in accuracy is rather minor, so that the constructions are in the same overall accuracy class as the original ccECPs. The resulting new constructions work with energy cut-offs at or below ≈400 Ry and, thus, make calculations of large systems with transition metals feasible for plane wave codes. We also provide the basic benchmarks for atomic spectra and molecular tests of this modified option that we denote as ccECP-soft.