It is shown that the molecular potential energy surface corresponding to a high level of ab initio theory can be accurately predicted by performing calculations with smaller basis sets and then scaling the electron correlation at a single point calculated with the larger target basis set.

1 aVarandas, A.J.C.1 aPiecuch, Piotr uhttps://icer.msu.edu/extrapolating-potential-energy-surfaces-scaling-electron-correlation-single-geometry