A high performance grid-based algorithm for computing QTAIM properties

Juan I. Rodríguez, Richard F.W. Bader, Paul W. Ayers, Carine Michel, Andreas W. Götz, Carles Bo

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An improved version of our method for computing QTAIM [J.I. Rodríguez, A.M. Köster, P.W. Ayers, A. Santos-Valle, A. Vela, G. Merino, J. Comput. Chem. (2009), in press, doi:10.1002/jcc.21134] is presented. Vectorization and parallelization of the previous algorithm, together with molecular symmetry, make the present algorithm as much as two orders of magnitude faster than our original method. The present method scales linearly with both system size and the number of processors. The performance of the method is demonstrated by computing the QTAIM atomic properties of a series of carbon nanotubes. Our results show that the CPU time for a QTAIM property calculation is comparable to that of a SCF-single point calculation. The accuracy of the original method is also improved. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages133
JournalChemical Physics Letters
StatePublished - 6 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


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