The technique of Fock space multireference coupled-cluster (FSMRCC) is applied for the first time to the correlated calculation of the energy and width of a shape resonance in an electron-molecule collision. The procedure is based upon combining a complex absorbing potential with FSMRCC theory. Accurate resonance parameters are obtained by solving a small non-Hermitian eigenvalue problem. The potential-energy curve of the (2)Pi(g) state of N-2(-) is calculated using the FSMRCC and multireference configuration-interaction (MRCI) level of theories. Comparison with the single-determinant Hartree-Fock theory indicates that correlation effects are important in determining the behavior of the resonance state. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

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