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Arthur F. Voter

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Contact Information

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Theoretical Division, MS-B268

    Phone: (505) 667-6198
    Fax: (505) 665-3909


Arthur F. Voter received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1983, began postdoctoral work at LANL in 1983, and became a staff member in T-12 (now T-1) in 1985. His research has focused on the development of advanced atomistic simulation methods, especially designing methods for the study of infrequent events (i.e. activated processes).

Over the last decade, Voter has developed novel methods for accelerating molecular dynamics simulations of infrequent events, extending the accessible simulation time from nanoseconds into microseconds and well beyond. This approach has application in many areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science.

Voter has over 125 publications, over 125 invited talks, has mentored a number of postdocs and graduate students, and has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Chemical Physics and Theoretical Chemistry Accounts. In 2003, he was made a Los Alamos Laboratory Fellow and in 2006 he was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Sample Publications

"Hyperdynamics: Accelerated Molecular Dynamics of Infrequent Events," A.F. Voter, Phys. Rev. Lett., 78, 3908(1997).

"Parallel Replica Method for Dynamics of Infrequent Events," A.F. Voter, Phys. Rev. B 57, 13985 (1998).

"Temperature-accelerated Dynamics for Simulation of Infrequent Events," M.R. Sorensen and A.F. Voter, J. Chem. Phys. 112, 9599 (2000).

"Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Methods," B.P. Uberuaga, F. Montalenti, T.C. Germann, and A.F. Voter, Handbook of Materials Modeling, Part A - Methods, edited by S. Yip (Springer, 2005), p. 629.

"Stick-slip behavior of grain boundaries studied by accelerated molecular dynamics," Y. Mishin, A. Suzuki, B.P. Uberuaga, and A.F. Voter, Phys. Rev. B. 75, 224101 (2007).

"Direct transformation of vacancy voids to stacking fault tetrahedra," B.P. Uberuaga, R.G. Hoagland, A.F. Voter, and S.M. Valone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 135501 (2007).

"Vacancy Formation and Strain in Low-Temperature Cu/Cu(100) Growth," Y. Shim, V. Borovikov, B.P. Uberuaga, A.F. Voter, and J.G. Amar, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 116101 (2008).

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