TY - JOUR

T1 - Magnetic shielding constants calculated by the infinite-order Douglas-Kroll-Hess method with electron-electron relativistic corrections

AU - Seino, Junji

AU - Hada, Masahiko

N1 - Funding Information:
This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (Contract No. 20038040).

PY - 2010/5/7

Y1 - 2010/5/7

N2 - We presented a two-component relativistic quantum-chemical theory for magnetic shielding constants, which is based on the infinite-order Douglas-Kroll (IODK) transformation. Two-electron relativistic corrections were also generated using the IODK transformation, although negligibly small terms were discarded. The use of small-component basis functions was completely excluded from the present theory. We examined the combination of the levels of relativistic one- and two-electron terms and magnetic interaction terms using the first-order Foldy-Wouthuysen (FW1), the second-order Douglas-Kroll (DK2), and the infinite-order Douglas-Kroll (IODK) transformations, as well as the lowest-order (c-2) Breit-Pauli approximation. We calculated the magnetic shielding constants of several closed-shell atoms using the FW1, DK2, IODK, and Breit-Pauli Hamiltonians. The IODK Hamiltonian reproduced well the results calculated by the four-component Dirac-Fock-Coulomb theory: The maximum deviation is only about 2.2%. We found that the accuracy of the magnetic shielding constants is strongly affected by the relativistic treatments of one-electron magnetic interaction, while the effect of the two-component two-electron relativistic corrections is relatively small. We also discussed the picture change effect on magnetic operators.

AB - We presented a two-component relativistic quantum-chemical theory for magnetic shielding constants, which is based on the infinite-order Douglas-Kroll (IODK) transformation. Two-electron relativistic corrections were also generated using the IODK transformation, although negligibly small terms were discarded. The use of small-component basis functions was completely excluded from the present theory. We examined the combination of the levels of relativistic one- and two-electron terms and magnetic interaction terms using the first-order Foldy-Wouthuysen (FW1), the second-order Douglas-Kroll (DK2), and the infinite-order Douglas-Kroll (IODK) transformations, as well as the lowest-order (c-2) Breit-Pauli approximation. We calculated the magnetic shielding constants of several closed-shell atoms using the FW1, DK2, IODK, and Breit-Pauli Hamiltonians. The IODK Hamiltonian reproduced well the results calculated by the four-component Dirac-Fock-Coulomb theory: The maximum deviation is only about 2.2%. We found that the accuracy of the magnetic shielding constants is strongly affected by the relativistic treatments of one-electron magnetic interaction, while the effect of the two-component two-electron relativistic corrections is relatively small. We also discussed the picture change effect on magnetic operators.

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U2 - 10.1063/1.3413529

DO - 10.1063/1.3413529

M3 - Article

C2 - 20459154

AN - SCOPUS:78049360083

VL - 132

JO - Journal of Chemical Physics

JF - Journal of Chemical Physics

SN - 0021-9606

IS - 17

M1 - 174105

ER -