Re: CCL:magnetic shielding tensors

 Dear all,
 sorry for the late answer, I meant to reply earlier, but the Easter break
 got in between ...
 Concerning Jelena's question about magnetic shielding tensors as calulated
 by Gaussian, I can give the following hints from previous work we did.
 A short discussion of the tensor can also be found in our paper in
 Mol. Phys. 2000, 98, 329-342 and more importantly the relevant references
 cited therein (concerning the tensor I would also strongly recommend the
 book by Hans W. Spiess, but I don't have the reference at hand).
 It is indeed the asymmetric tensor which is calculated by Gaussian, and
 it has to be decomposed to obtain the standard parameters usually used.
 The isotropic shielding is defined as
 sigma_iso = 1/3 * trace(Tensor)
 The symmetrical part of the tensor is obtained by
 Tens_sym = 1/2 * (Tensor_ij + Tensor_ji)
 For the principal axes and values, the symmetric tensor Tens_sym
 has to be diagonalized and its eigenvalues are the principal values
 called sigma_11, sigma_22 and sigma_33.
 The eigenvectors are the principal axes.
 One convention for the naming of the axes (11, 22, 33) is that
 sigma_11 <= sigma_22 <= sigma_33
 Then anisotropy delta_sigma and asymmetry eta depend on sigma_11,
 sigma_33 and sigma_iso:
 If | sigma_11 - sigma_iso| >= |sigma_33 - sigma_iso |
      delta_sigma = 3/2 * (sigma_iso - sigma_11)
             sigma_22 - sigma_33
      eta =  --------------------
             sigma_11 - sigma_iso
 If | sigma_11 - sigma_iso| < |sigma_33 - sigma_iso |
      delta_sigma = 3/2 * (sigma_iso - sigma_33)
             sigma_22 - sigma_11
      eta =  --------------------
             sigma_33 - sigma_iso
 Note: The above definition of the anisotropy is NOT the same as the one
       used/calculated by Gaussian, as they follow another convention.
 NB:   No warranties concerning typos ..
 All the best,
   Marc Baaden