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51.3 Geometry optimization using extrapolated energies

Geometry optimizations are possible by using numerical gradients obtained from extrapolated energies. Analytical energy gradients cannot be used.

The following possibilities exist:

1.) If OPTG directly follows the EXTRAPOLATE command, the extrapolated energy is optimized automatically (only variable settings may occur between EXTRAPOLATE and OPTG).


Extrapolating the energy for the last command:

Extrapolating the energy computed in a procedure:

Note that this is not possible if EXTRAPOLATE gets the input energies from variables.

2.) Using a procedure for the extrapolation:

By default, variable ECBS is optimized, but other variables (e.g. ECBSD) can be specified using the VARIABLE option on the OPTG command. 2018-01-19