1980 Volume 53 Issue 8 Pages 2152-2158
The orbital ambiguity in the Hartree-Fock theory is removed in such a way as to improve the convergence property of the configuration interaction calculation. A practical proposal is made to obtain efficient orbitals for use in construction of wavefunctions. These orbitals are called the zeroth-order natural orbitals and their partner orbitals. It is also demonstrated by an illustrative calculation that use of partner orbitals rather than SCF orbitals gives much more rapid convergence and greater physical insight.
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