Publications [#234881] of Weitao Yang

Journal Articles
  1. Peng, D; Steinmann, SN; van Aggelen, H; Yang, W, Equivalence of particle-particle random phase approximation correlation energy and ladder-coupled-cluster doubles., Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 139 no. 10 (September, 2013), pp. 104112 [24050333], [doi] .

    The recent proposal to determine the (exact) correlation energy based on pairing matrix fluctuations by van Aggelen et al. ["Exchange-correlation energy from pairing matrix fluctuation and the particle-particle random phase approximation," preprint arXiv:1306.4957 (2013)] revived the interest in the simplest approximation along this path: the particle-particle random phase approximation (pp-RPA). In this paper, we present an analytical connection and numerical demonstrations of the equivalence of the correlation energy from pp-RPA and ladder-coupled-cluster doubles. These two theories reduce to identical algebraic matrix equations and correlation energy expressions. The numerical examples illustrate that the correlation energy missed by pp-RPA in comparison with coupled-cluster singles and doubles is largely canceled out when considering reaction energies. This theoretical connection will be beneficial to design density functionals with strong ties to coupled-cluster theories and to study molecular properties at the pp-RPA level relying on well established coupled cluster techniques.