We propose a modified version of configuration analysis (CA) for the fragment interaction in conjunction with Kitaura's fragment molecular orbital (FMO) scheme. The proposal is abbreviated as CAFI. The MO sets of fragments are merged and then orthonormalized by the use of a weighted Löwdin orthonormalization. The energy calculation is performed with the concurrent electron relaxation functional (CERF). The relaxation energy is obtained in an orbital-wise fashion and is distinguished as the charge-transfer and the polarization. The utility of CAFI is demonstrated through test calculations on hydrogen-bonding systems.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry