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Chemistry D-index 50 Citations 9,586 208 World Ranking 10557 National Ranking 2978

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Awards & Achievements

1991 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1983 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) Citation For contributions to the application of computers to chemistry

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electron
  • Molecule

William A. Lester mostly deals with Atomic physics, Ab initio, Quantum Monte Carlo, Potential energy surface and Quantum mechanics. His Atomic physics research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Scattering and Excitation. His Ab initio study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Molecule, Basis set, Ab initio quantum chemistry methods, Order of magnitude and Electronic structure.

His work deals with themes such as Diffusion Monte Carlo and Dynamic Monte Carlo method, which intersect with Quantum Monte Carlo. His studies deal with areas such as Monte Carlo molecular modeling and Hybrid Monte Carlo as well as Dynamic Monte Carlo method. His study in Potential energy surface is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Chemical reaction, Activation energy, Ring, Molecular physics and Graphene.

His most cited work include:

  • Fixed-node quantum Monte Carlo for molecules (752 citations)
  • Monte Carlo Methods In Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry (514 citations)
  • Quantum Monte Carlo and Related Approaches (170 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

William A. Lester focuses on Quantum Monte Carlo, Atomic physics, Ab initio, Electronic structure and Statistical physics. His study in the field of Variational Monte Carlo also crosses realms of Quantum mechanics. His Atomic physics study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Scattering and Excitation.

The various areas that William A. Lester examines in his Ab initio study include Configuration interaction, Molecule, Ab initio quantum chemistry methods, Ground state and Computational chemistry. His research integrates issues of Valence, Hartree–Fock method, Delocalized electron and Binding energy in his study of Electronic structure. His Monte Carlo molecular modeling research incorporates elements of Monte Carlo method in statistical physics and Kinetic Monte Carlo.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Quantum Monte Carlo (46.93%)
  • Atomic physics (35.74%)
  • Ab initio (27.80%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2006-2017)?

  • Quantum Monte Carlo (46.93%)
  • Graphene (14.44%)
  • Electronic structure (28.88%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary scientific interests are in Quantum Monte Carlo, Graphene, Electronic structure, Computational chemistry and Diffusion Monte Carlo. His work in Quantum Monte Carlo tackles topics such as Dynamic Monte Carlo method which are related to areas like Monte Carlo molecular modeling. His Monte Carlo molecular modeling research integrates issues from Monte Carlo method in statistical physics and Hybrid Monte Carlo.

As part of the same scientific family, William A. Lester usually focuses on Graphene, concentrating on Reaction mechanism and intersecting with Potential energy surface and Tetracene. He has researched Electronic structure in several fields, including Diradical, Ab initio, Delocalized electron and Molecular orbital. His Molecule study incorporates themes from Adiabatic process, Chemical bond and Atomic physics.

Between 2006 and 2017, his most popular works were:

  • Quantum Monte Carlo and Related Approaches (170 citations)
  • Quantum Monte Carlo for atoms, molecules and solids (55 citations)
  • Quantum Monte Carlo for atoms, molecules and solids (55 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Electron
  • Molecule

William A. Lester mainly investigates Graphene, Computational chemistry, Zigzag, Density functional theory and Molecular physics. The Graphene study combines topics in areas such as Chemical physics, Ring and Reaction mechanism. His Ring research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Potential energy surface and Tetracene.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Singlet state, Condensed matter physics, Coupled cluster, Ground state and Molecular orbital in addition to Molecular physics. He works mostly in the field of Kinetic Monte Carlo, limiting it down to topics relating to Monte Carlo method in statistical physics and, in certain cases, Quantum Monte Carlo, as a part of the same area of interest. His studies in Oxygen integrate themes in fields like Photochemistry and Ab initio.

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Best Publications

Fixed-node quantum Monte Carlo for molecules

Peter J. Reynolds;Peter J. Reynolds;David M. Ceperley;David M. Ceperley;Berni J. Alder;William A. Lester.
Journal of Chemical Physics (1982)

1306 Citations

Monte Carlo Methods In Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry

B. L. Hammond;W. A. Lester;Peter J. Reynolds.
(1994)

1212 Citations

Quantum Monte Carlo and Related Approaches

Brian M. Austin;Dmitry Yu. Zubarev;William A. Lester;William A. Lester.
Chemical Reviews (2012)

259 Citations

Valence quantum Monte Carlo with ab initio effective core potentials

Brian L. Hammond;Peter J. Reynolds;William A. Lester.
Journal of Chemical Physics (1987)

202 Citations

Interaction Potential between Li and HF

W. A. Lester;M. Krauss.
Journal of Chemical Physics (1965)

195 Citations

Extended basis first‐order CI study of the 1A′, 3A″, 1A″, and B̃ 1A′ potential energy surfaces of the O(3P,1D)+H2(1Σg+) reaction

Robert E. Howard;A. D. McLean;W. A. Lester.
Journal of Chemical Physics (1979)

164 Citations

Recent advances in quantum Monte Carlo methods

William A Lester.
Recent Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods (1997)

161 Citations

Geometric, energetic, and bonding properties of neutral and charged copper-doped silicon clusters

Chuanyun Xiao;Frank Hagelberg;William A. Lester.
Physical Review B (2002)

146 Citations

Monte Carlo algorithms for expectation values of coordinate operators

R. N. Barnett;R. N. Barnett;P. J. Reynolds;P. J. Reynolds;W. A. Lester;W. A. Lester.
Journal of Computational Physics (1991)

142 Citations

Theoretical study of inelastic scattering of H2 by Li+ on SCF and CI potential energy surfaces

Joachim Schaefer;William A. Lester.
Journal of Chemical Physics (1975)

142 Citations

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