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03 -1. 03 Ne -11. 9 He - Atom E x E B Ref . 42 +1. 91 b Ref . 77 c Ref . 18 not,30,54,55,58-61 GGA may overestimate the magnetic stabilization energy. 59,60 Finally, GGA appears to overcorrect the LSD description of lattice constants and cohesive energies in the 4d transition metals 56 ,58,61 (but see Ref. 60). Perhaps some of the GGA errors described in the preceding. paragraph could be corrected by further improvements in the real-space-cutoff construction. A major ambiguity in the construction of the exchange functional arises because the cutoff needed to satisfy Eq.

Chern. Phys. P. Perdew, Phys. Rev. B33, 8822 (1986), erratum ibid. 34, 7406 (1986) NONLOCAL DENSITY FUNCTIONALS FOR EXCHANGE AND CORRELATION: THEORY AND APPLICATIONS John P. Perdew Department of Physics and Quantum Theory Group Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 1. Introduction Density functional theoryl-5 provides a common foundation for electronic structure calculations in chemistry and solid-state physics. Under the assumption of static nuclei, this theory predicts ground- state bond lengths, bond angles, energies, and electron spin densities that are exact in principle (Section 2).

Only if the reference electron is at the nucleus, we can accurately describe the cusp by using s-functions only. Most basis sets that are used in practice (even those that are specifically designed for the calculation of correlation effects) do not include orbitals higher than 1=3 and they are inadequate to describe the local structure of the Coulomb hole in the near vicinity of the reference electron. The difficulty of calculating an accurate cusp using functions that are centered at the nucleus is reflected in the slow convergence of the CI.