A self-consistent Hirshfeld method for the atom in the molecule based on minimization of information loss Academic Article uri icon

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  • Based on the so-called Hirshfeld atom in the molecule scheme, a new AIM method is presented. The method is similar to the Hirshfeld-I scheme, with the AIM weight function being constructed by minimizing the information loss upon formation of the molecule, but now requiring explicitly that the promolecular densities integrate to the same number of electrons as the AIM densities. This new weight function leads to a new iterative AIM scheme, and the resulting operative scheme is examined and discussed. The final results indicate that the newly proposed method does not perform as well as the Hirshfeld-I method.


  • Ghillemijn, Dieter
  • Bultinck, Patrick
  • Van Neck, Dimitri
  • Ayers, Paul

publication date

  • June 2011