Massive Assessment of the Binding Energies of Atmospheric Molecular Clusters

Andreas Buchgraitz Jensen, Jakub Kubečka, Gunnar Schmitz, Ove Christiansen, Jonas Elm*

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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Quantum chemical studies of the formation and growth of atmospheric molecular clusters are important for understanding aerosol particle formation. However, the search for the lowest free-energy cluster configuration is extremely time consuming. This makes high-level benchmark data sets extremely valuable in the quest for the global minimum as it allows the identification of cost-efficient computational methodologies, as well as the development of high-level machine learning (ML) models. Herein, we present a highly versatile quantum chemical data set comprising a total of 11 749 (acid)1-2(base)1-2cluster configurations, containing up to 44 atoms. Utilizing the LUMI supercomputer, we calculated highly accurate PNO-CCSD(F12*)(T)/cc-pVDZ-F12 binding energies of the full set of cluster configurations leading to an unprecedented data set both in regard to sheer size and with respect to the level of theory. We employ the constructed benchmark set to assess the performance of various semiempirical and density functional theory methods. In particular, we find that the r2-SCAN-3c method shows excellent performance across the data set related to both accuracy and CPU time, making it a promising method to employ during cluster configurational sampling. Furthermore, applying the data sets, we construct ML models based on Δ-learning and provide recommendations for future application of ML in cluster configurational sampling.

TidsskriftJournal of Chemical Theory and Computation
Sider (fra-til)7373-7383
Antal sider11
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2022


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