“Δ-machine learning” refers to a machine learning approach to bring a property such as a potential energy surface (PES) based on low-level (LL) density functional theory (DFT) energies and gradients close to a coupled cluster (CC) level of accuracy. Here, we present such an approach that uses the permutationally invariant polynomial (PIP) method to fit high-dimensional PESs. The approach is represented by a simple equation, in obvious notation VLL→CC = VLL + ΔVCC–LL, and demonstrated for CH4, H3O+, and trans and cis-N-methyl acetamide (NMA), CH3CONHCH3. For these molecules, the LL PES, VLL, is a PIP fit to DFT/B3LYP/6-31+G(d) energies and gradients and ΔVCC–LL is a precise PIP fit obtained using a low-order PIP basis set and based on a relatively small number of CCSD(T) energies. For CH4, these are new calculations adopting an aug-cc-pVDZ basis, for H3O+, previous CCSD(T)-F12/aug-cc-pVQZ energies are used, while for NMA, new CCSD(T)-F12/aug-cc-pVDZ calculations are performed. With as few as 200 CCSD(T) energies, the new PESs are in excellent agreement with benchmark CCSD(T) results for the small molecules, and for 12-atom NMA, training is done with 4696 CCSD(T) energies.
Δ-machine learning for potential energy surfaces: A PIP approach to bring a DFT-based PES to CCSD(T) level of theory / A. Nandi, C. Qu, P.L. Houston, R. Conte, J.M. Bowman. - In: THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-9606. - 154:5(2021), pp. 051102.1-051102.8.
|Titolo:||Δ-machine learning for potential energy surfaces: A PIP approach to bring a DFT-based PES to CCSD(T) level of theory|
CONTE, RICCARDO (Penultimo) (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/02 - Chimica Fisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0038301|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|