Hello everyone,

I am a newcomer to Turbomole and just found out tmole and am trying it out. I am more used to programs with a Gaussian style input file so tmole is a big bonus for me.

My first question is do you use frequently the tmole, or you usually go through the define process?

Now, going into my real problem...

In the DOK file (Turbomole 5.10) at page 298 there is an example for calculating the vibrational spectrum at MP2 level.

Just to avoid making everyone going there, the interesting part of it reads like this:

%method

FORCE :: ri-mp2/TZVP [for_nfre=1,gen_symm=c2v]

By looking at what tmole is doing I see several things:

- first, when it goes through the define process it enters the ff and does 20 steps of geometry optimization at the universal force field.

- it then does a dscf, geometry optimization and then calculates the frequencies.

Am I right so far?

Typically this is the right way to go (you optimize the geometry and then calculate the frequencies). But, what if you already have an optimized geometry? If I go through the define process I can just do the regular stuff, in the end I do a dscf and a single point at that geometry and then I can do the Numforce. Is there a similar procedure for tmole?

Sorry for the long post... thank you for you attention if you made it this far.