Local orbitals in electron scattering calculations*
A. A. Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
Received: 8 March 2016
Received in final form: 13 April 2016
Published online: 24 May 2016
We examine the use of local orbitals to improve the scaling of calculations that incorporate target polarization in a description of low-energy electron-molecule scattering. After discussing the improved scaling that results, we consider the results of a test calculation that treats scattering from a two-molecule system using both local and delocalized orbitals. Initial results are promising.
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