Ground state properties of crystalline ice Ih are investigated by combining periodic Hartree-Fock calculations with a many-body expansion for the electron correlation energy using second-order many-body perturbation theory and coupled-cluster techniques. Very good agreement with experimental data can already be achieved by considering two-body correlation contributions up to the third coordination shell in crystalline ice. This hints at the possibility to accurately simulate ab initio water by using periodic Hartree-Fock calculations together with a parametrized two-body correlation potential.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Oct 2008|