All-electron fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo provides benchmark spin gaps for four Fe(II) octahedral complexes. Standard quantum chemical methods (semilocal DFT and CCSD(T)) fail badly for the energy difference between their high- and low-spin states. Density-corrected DFT is both significantly more accurate and reliable and yields a consistent prediction for the Fe-Porphyrin complex.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry