Posted by Per Ake Malmqvist on June 25, 2001 at 10:01:58:

In Reply to: properties with castp2 posted by Jan Franz on June 25, 2001 at 09:19:21:

: Do molcas calculate the properties for CASPT2-

: wavefunctions on CASSCF-level (if you order only one

: root within the MS-CASPT2) or does is also use

: perturbation-theory to calculate the properties?

For the moment, CASPT2 routinely writes out Mulliken charges and

some properties at the end of each calculation. These are in

principle computed as expectation values for the (normalized)

wave function through 1st order. So it is computed for the

correlated wave function, but it is not exactly the same as

a perturbation-theory property (which is usually taken to mean

the derivative of the energy wrt an added perturbation).

Also, unless one has used the GRADIENT keyword, the active/active

part of ther density matrix is approximated.

Best regards,

Per Ake

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