Reply to ‘comment on “extending hirshfeld-I to bulk and periodic materials”’

D.E.P. Vanpoucke, I. Van Driessche, P. Bultinck
Journal of Computational Chemistry
Volume 34, Issue 5, pages 422-427
Published while none of the authors were employed at the CMM


The issues raised in the comment by Manz are addressed through the presentation of calculated atomic charges for NaF, NaCl, MgO, SrTiO3 , and La2Ce2O7 , using our previously presented method for calculating Hirshfeld-I charges in solids (Vanpoucke et al., J. Comput. Chem. doi: 10.1002/jcc.23088). It is shown that the use of pseudovalence charges is sufficient to retrieve the full all-electron Hirshfeld-I charges to good accuracy. Furthermore, we present timing results of different systems, containing up to over 200 atoms, underlining the relatively low cost for large systems. A number of theoretical issues are formulated, pointing out mainly that care must be taken when deriving new atoms in molecules methods based on “expectations” for atomic charges.

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