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      Correlated geminal wave function for molecules: an efficient resonating valence bond approach

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          We show that a simple correlated wave function, obtained by applying a Jastrow correlation term to an Antisymmetrized Geminal Power (AGP), based upon singlet pairs between electrons, is particularly suited for describing the electronic structure of molecules, yielding a large amount of the correlation energy. The remarkable feature of this approach is that, in principle, several Resonating Valence Bonds (RVB) can be dealt simultaneously with a single determinant, at a computational cost growing with the number of electrons similarly to more conventional methods, such as Hartree-Fock (HF) or Density Functional Theory (DFT). Moreover we describe an extension of the Stochastic Reconfiguration (SR) method, that was recently introduced for the energy minimization of simple atomic wave functions. Within this extension the atomic positions can be considered as further variational parameters, that can be optimized together with the remaining ones. The method is applied to several molecules from Li_2 to benzene by obtaining total energies, bond lengths and binding energies comparable with much more demanding multi configuration schemes.

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                Journal
                24 September 2004
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                10.1063/1.1794632
                15473777
                cond-mat/0409644
                e89b1bff-a072-4b8b-97c8-3e69d4191df7
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                J. Chem. Phys. 121, 7110 (2004)
                20 pages, 5 figures, to be published in the Journal of Chemical Physics
                cond-mat.other

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