TY - JOUR

T1 - Relativistic second-order many-body and density-functional theory for the parity-violation contribution to the C-F stretching mode in CHFCIBr

AU - Schwerdtfeger, P.

AU - Saue, T.

AU - van Stralen, J.N.P.

AU - Visscher, L.

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - Relativistic four-component electronic structure theory using both wave-function (Dirac-Coulomb-Hartree-Fock and second-order many-body perturbation-theory) and density-functional based methods (local density, hybrid, and generalized gradient approximations) is applied to discuss the current status on the accuracy of parity-violation calculations for molecules. As a test case we choose the C-F stretching mode of CHFClBr, which is currently being investigated by molecular-beam spectroscopy. We show that electron correlation effects are important and cannot be neglected anymore for the parity nonconservation contribution to the total electronic energy. However, electron correlation contributions to parity violation in vibrational transitions of the C-F stretching mode are less important. The density functionals tested give somewhat different results, but the Becke three-parameter Lee-Yang-Parr functional agrees quite well with the second-order many-body perturbation-theory values. The calculations suggest that electron correlation effects have to be considered for future investigations in parity-violation effects in electronic transitions. The performance of density-functional based methods for this property needs further statistics. ©2005 The American Physical Society.

AB - Relativistic four-component electronic structure theory using both wave-function (Dirac-Coulomb-Hartree-Fock and second-order many-body perturbation-theory) and density-functional based methods (local density, hybrid, and generalized gradient approximations) is applied to discuss the current status on the accuracy of parity-violation calculations for molecules. As a test case we choose the C-F stretching mode of CHFClBr, which is currently being investigated by molecular-beam spectroscopy. We show that electron correlation effects are important and cannot be neglected anymore for the parity nonconservation contribution to the total electronic energy. However, electron correlation contributions to parity violation in vibrational transitions of the C-F stretching mode are less important. The density functionals tested give somewhat different results, but the Becke three-parameter Lee-Yang-Parr functional agrees quite well with the second-order many-body perturbation-theory values. The calculations suggest that electron correlation effects have to be considered for future investigations in parity-violation effects in electronic transitions. The performance of density-functional based methods for this property needs further statistics. ©2005 The American Physical Society.

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevA.71.012103

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevA.71.012103

M3 - Article

VL - 71

JO - Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

JF - Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

SN - 1050-2947

IS - 1

ER -