Optimise in the Presence of an Electric Field

Hi Q-Chem Forum,

I want to optimise a set of structures in the presence of an electric field to study the properties. I would like to apply the field along the y direction only and the field should have a values of -1 v/nm. Is anyone able to help me with this?


Please see the $multipole_field section in the manual.

the manual says:
field_component_1 value_1
field_component_2 value_2

will this change to:
field_component_Z value_10 (if I want to apply a field of 10 aU)?

the field_component_N values are something like x, y, or z (for dipole), xx, xy, xz, … (for quadrupole), etc., then value_N is the corresponding numerical value.