The great success of Roman Fanta and Matúš Dubecký with the new QMC publication in JCTC
Noncovalent Interactions by the Quantum Monte Carlo Method: Strong Influence of Isotropic Jastrow Cutoff Radiie
Roman Fanta and Matúš Dubecký
We present a paradigmatic example of a strong effect of Jastrow cutoff radii setup on the accuracy of noncovalent interaction energy differences within one-determinant Slater–Jastrow fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo (1FNDMC) simulations using isotropic Jastrow terms and effective-core potentials. Analysis of total energies, absolute and relative errors, and local energy variance of energy differences vs the reference results suggests a simple procedure to marginalize the related biases. The presented data showcase improvements in dispersion-bounded systems within such a 1FNDMC method.