A new method is presented, which makes it possible to partition molecular properties like multipole moments and polarizabilities, into atomic and interatomic contributions. The method requires a subdivision of the atomic basis set into occupied and virtual basis functions for each atom in the molecular system. The localization procedure is organized into a series of orthogonalizations of the original basis set, which will have as a final result a localized orthonormal basis set. The new localization procedure is demonstrated to be stable with various basis sets, and to provide physically meaningful localized properties. Transferability of the methyl properties for the alkane series and of the carbon and hydrogen properties for the benzene, naphtalene, and anthracene series is demonstrated.
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Research Article| August 23 2004
Local properties of quantum chemical systems: The LoProp approach
Laura Gagliardi, Roland Lindh, Gunnar Karlström; Local properties of quantum chemical systems: The LoProp approach. J. Chem. Phys. 8 September 2004; 121 (10): 4494–4500. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1778131
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