# Walter Kohn

American physicist

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(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Walter Kohn was an Austrian-American theoretical physicist and theoretical chemist. He was awarded, with John Pople, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998. The award recognized their contributions to the understandings of the electronic properties of materials. In particular, Kohn played the leading role in the development of density functional theory, which made it possible to calculate quantum mechanical electronic structure by equations involving the electronic density . This computational simplification led to more accurate calculations on complex systems as well as many new insights, and it has become an essential tool for materials science, condensed-phase physics, and the chemical physics of atoms and molecules.

## Walter Kohn's Published Works

### Published Works

- Self-Consistent Equations Including Exchange and Correlation Effects (1965) (40767)
- Inhomogeneous electron gas (1964) (34318)
- Density Functional Theory of Electronic Structure (1996) (2234)
- Motion of Electrons and Holes in Perturbed Periodic Fields (1955) (2054)
- Nobel Lecture: Electronic structure of matter-wave functions and density functionals (1999) (1867)
- Theory of Metal Surfaces: Charge Density and Surface Energy (1970) (1179)
- Solution of the Schrödinger Equation in Periodic Lattices with an Application to Metallic Lithium (1954) (1129)
- Theory of Metal Surfaces: Work Function (1971) (936)
- Cyclotron Resonance and de Haas-van Alphen Oscillations of an Interacting Electron Gas (1961) (740)
- Analytic Properties of Bloch Waves and Wannier Functions (1959) (725)
- Local density-functional theory of frequency-dependent linear response. (1985) (718)
- Density functional and density matrix method scaling linearly with the number of atoms. (1996) (703)
- Image of the Fermi Surface in the Vibration Spectrum of a Metal (1959) (660)
- ONE-PARTICLE PROPERTIES OF AN INHOMOGENEOUS INTERACTING ELECTRON GAS. (1966) (583)
- Theory of Metal Surfaces: Induced Surface Charge and Image Potential. (1973) (572)
- THEORY OF THE INSULATING STATE (1964) (527)
- Theory of Donor States in Silicon (1955) (488)
- Van der Waals interaction between an atom and a solid surface (1976) (460)
- Quantum Density Oscillations in an Inhomogeneous Electron Gas (1965) (435)
- van der Waals Energies in Density Functional Theory (1997) (388)
- Shallow Impurity States in Silicon and Germanium (1957) (370)
- Nearsightedness of electronic matter. (2005) (358)
- Variational Methods in Nuclear Collision Problems (1948) (345)
- Current-Dependent Exchange-Correlation Potential for Dynamical Linear Response Theory. (1996) (315)
- Quantum Theory of Electrical Transport Phenomena (1957) (273)
- Determination of the magnetic symmetry of hexagonal manganites by second harmonic generation (2000) (259)
- Indirect long-range oscillatory interaction between adsorbed atoms (1978) (257)
- THEORY OF NUCLEAR RESONANCE INTENSITY IN DILUTE ALLOYS (1960) (236)
- Density-functional theory for ensembles of fractionally occupied states. I. Basic formalism. (1988) (233)
- Theory of helium adsorption on simple and noble-metal surfaces (1977) (232)
- Rayleigh-Ritz variational principle for ensembles of fractionally occupied states. (1988) (225)
- Neutron-scattering study of the spin-state transition and magnetic correlations in La1-xSrxCoO3 (x=0 and 0.08). (1994) (214)
- Elastic interaction of two atoms adsorbed on a solid surface (1976) (196)
- Density-functional theory for ensembles of fractionally occupied states. II. Application to the He atom. (1988) (195)
- Density Functional Theory for Superconductors (1988) (181)
- Construction of Wannier Functions and Applications to Energy Bands (1973) (176)
- Theory of Bloch Electrons in a Magnetic Field (1958) (162)
- TWO KINDS OF BOSONS AND BOSE CONDENSATES. (1970) (156)
- Construction of a Potential from a Phase Shift (1952) (142)
- General Density Functional Theory (1983) (138)
- Quantum mechanics of electrons in crystals with graded composition. (1993) (128)
- Edge Electron Gas (1998) (111)
- Direct measurement of transverse coherence length of hard X rays from interference fringes (2000) (96)
- Density functional theory for systems of very many atoms (1995) (93)
- Adatom dipole moments on metals and their interactions (1976) (92)
- Fundamentals of density functional theory (1998) (91)
- Kohn-Sham theory for ground-state ensembles. (2001) (83)
- Charge Densities and Binding Energies in Hydrogen Chemisorption. (1973) (82)
- RESISTIVITY OF SOLID AND LIQUID SODIUM. (1965) (82)
- Van der Waals Forces in the Noble Metals. (1975) (76)
- Density Functional Theory of Chemisorption on Metal Surfaces. (1975) (74)
- Theory of Donor Levels in Silicon (1955) (73)
- Density functional/Wannier function theory for systems of very many atoms (1993) (72)
- Quantum Theory of Cyclotron Resonance in Semiconductors (1954) (64)
- v-representability and density functional theory (1983) (63)
- Wannier Functions in a Simple Non-Periodic System. (1973) (62)
- Variational Methods for Periodic Lattices (1952) (61)
- An energy functional for surfaces (2001) (58)
- Theory of inhomogeneous quantum systems. IV. Variational calculations of metal surfaces. (1985) (58)
- Effective Mass Theory in Solids from a Many-Particle Standpoint (1957) (58)
- CONTINUITY BETWEEN BOUND AND UNBOUND STATES IN A FERMI GAS (1965) (57)
- The Beginnings and Some Thoughts on the Future (1990) (57)
- Density-functional theory for excited states in a quasi-local-density approximation. (1986) (55)
- Statistical mechanics of Floquet systems: the pervasive problem of near degeneracies. (2008) (54)
- ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES OF INSULATORS. I (1960) (53)
- Theory of inhomogeneous quantum systems. I. Static properties of Bose fluids. (1985) (53)
- Variational constraints for electrical-impedance tomography. (1990) (52)
- An essay on condensed matter physics in the twentieth century (1999) (51)
- Variational Methods for Dispersion Relations and Elastic Properties of Composite Materials (1972) (51)
- THEORY OF THE DIAMAGNETISM OF BLOCH ELECTRONS (1957) (50)
- TRANSITION TEMPERATURE OF NARROW-BAND SUPERCONDUCTORS. (1971) (47)
- Wannier functions in crystals with surfaces (1974) (45)
- On the Convergence of Born Expansions (1954) (45)
- Interaction of Charged Particles in a Dielectric (1958) (45)
- Theory of nuclear resonant scattering of synchrotron radiation in the presence of diffusive motion of nuclei. (1995) (44)
- Theory of Acceptor Levels in Germanium (1955) (43)
- Discontinuity of the exchange-correlation potential from a density-functional viewpoint. (1986) (41)
- Density-functional theory for excited states in a quasi-local-density approximation. (1986) (41)
- Hyperfine Splitting of Donor States in Silicon (1954) (40)
- Landauer conductance without two chemical potentials (2001) (35)
- Nonlocal screening in metal surfaces. (1986) (35)
- Scattering of long-wavelength elastic waves from localized defects in solids (1979) (35)
- STRAIN EFFECTS IN DILUTE ALLOYS. (1968) (34)
- GIANT FLUCTUATIONS IN A DEGENERATE FERMI GAS (1960) (34)
- Periodic Thermodynamics (2001) (34)
- Self-Consistent Screening of Charges Embedded in a Metal Surface (1972) (33)
- Density-functional theory for superconductors. (2009) (33)
- Quantum theory of sticking. (1992) (32)
- Orbital susceptibility of dilute alloys (1963) (32)
- Frequency-dependent v-representability in density-functional theory. (1987) (31)
- The Electronic Properties of a Simple Metal-Metal Interface. (1978) (31)
- Ensemble-Density functional theory for excited states (1990) (29)
- Frequency-Dependent Dielectric Function of a Zero-Gap Semiconductor (1968) (29)
- Symmetry of the atomic electron density in Hartree, Hartree-Fock, and density-functional theories (1999) (29)
- Hohenberg–Kohn theory including spin magnetism and magnetic fields (2004) (28)
- Interaction of Conduction Electrons and Nuclear Magnetic Moments in Metallic Sodium (1954) (28)
- Orbital magnetism in the density functional theory of superconductors (1989) (27)
- Local Theory of Disordered Systems. (1970) (26)
- Degeneracy in density functional theory: topology in the v and n spaces. (2002) (26)
- Mott and Wigner Transitions (1967) (25)
- A Variational Iteration Method for Solving Secular Equations (1949) (25)
- Green's-function method for crystal films and surfaces (1974) (23)
- Wannier Functions and Self-Consistent Metal Calculations. (1974) (23)
- Interaction potential between a helium atom and metal surfaces. (1985) (22)
- Universal model for the surface energy of solids (1979) (22)
- Surface-Dipole Barriers in Simple Metals (1973) (21)
- A Note on Weinstein's Variational Method (1947) (21)
- Speculations about Grey Tin (1968) (21)
- Finite Debye-Waller factor for "classical" atom-surface scattering. (1991) (20)
- Non-local corrections to the electronic structure of metal surfaces (1975) (20)
- ON THE RELATION BETWEEN PHASE SHIFT, ENERGY LEVELS, AND THE POTENTIAL (1953) (19)
- Correlation effects in the surface energy of metals (1973) (19)
- VARIATIONAL SCATTERING THEORY IN MOMENTUM SPACE. I. CENTRAL FIELD PROBLEMS (1951) (19)
- Women in national legislatures : a comparative study of six countries (1982) (18)
- Impurity states between two bands (1974) (18)
- On the Cohesive Energy of Metallic Lithium (1950) (17)
- Chemisorbed hydrogen: Electron scattering, resonance levels, and vibration frequency (1974) (16)
- Editorial: Reflections on fifty years of density functional theory. (2014) (16)
- Two Applications of the Variational Method to Quantum Mechanics (1947) (15)
- Theory of generalized Wannier functions for nearly periodic potentials. (1993) (14)
- WOMEN IN THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS (1984) (14)
- Thoughts about density functional theory in 1998 (1999) (14)
- Interpretation of Donor State Absorption Lines in Silicon (1955) (13)
- Fluctuation effects in mixed-valence systems at zero temperature (1982) (12)
- A Difficulty in Fröhlich's Theory of Superconductivity (1951) (11)
- Locality principle in wave mechanics. (1978) (11)
- Scattering of evanescent waves with application to atom-surface interactions. (1988) (11)
- Overview of Density Functional Theory (1995) (11)
- Localized Basis for Lattice Vibrations (1973) (10)
- The Sovereignty of Liechtenstein (1967) (10)
- QUANTUM MECHANICS OF STICKING (1994) (9)
- The politics of the Atlantic alliance (1964) (8)
- Science Over Politics (1999) (8)
- Takada and Kohn respond. (1985) (8)
- Dynamic Response of Inhomogeneous Fermi Systems. (1979) (8)
- Exploration of surfaces by atomic scattering in the almost classical regime (1991) (8)
- Remarks on the Nuclear Resonance Shift in Metallic Lithium (1950) (8)
- Contour integration in the theory of the spherical pendulum and the heavy symmetrical top (1946) (7)
- Superconducting pair states for transition metals in the atomic representation (1972) (7)
- Current-Density Functional Theory of Linear Response to Time-Dependent Electromagnetic Fields (1998) (7)
- Improvement of Rayleigh–Ritz Eigenfunctions (1972) (7)
- The Validity of Born Expansions (1952) (7)
- Internal structure of a Landau quasiparticle wave packet. (1987) (7)
- Fermi surface in local-density-functional theory and in gradient expansions. (1989) (7)
- Erratum: Remarks on the Nuclear Resonance Shift in Metallic Lithium (1951) (6)
- Motion of electrons and holes in semiconductors from a many-electron point of view (1959) (6)
- Density Functional Theory: Basic Results and Some Observations (1985) (6)
- Surface effects on bulk plasmons. (1993) (5)
- Tribute to Julian Schwinger (1996) (5)
- Semiclassical theory for inelastic scattering. (1989) (5)
- Exact theory of long-wavelength one-phonon amplitudes in atom-surface scattering. (1991) (5)
- The Struggle to Unite Europe, 1940-1958. (1959) (5)
- FILLING VACANCIES IN THE U.S. SENATE: AN UNDEMOCRATIC RELIC1 (1974) (5)
- Properties of Wannier Functions (1958) (4)
- Connection Between True Effective Mass and Optical Absorption in Insulators (1959) (4)
- Propagation of Low-Frequency Elastic Disturbances in a Composite Material (1974) (4)
- On the Electromagnetic Properties of Nucleons (1949) (4)
- Shallow impurity states in semiconductors (1958) (3)
- Nobel laureates' letter to President Bush. (2001) (3)
- Propagation of Low Frequency Elastic Disturbances in a Three-Dimensional Composite Material (1975) (3)
- International Workshop on Electron Correlations and Materials Properties (1999) (3)
- Electrons, positrons and holes (1970) (3)
- Unesco Directory-General (1987) (3)
- WOMEN IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (1981) (3)
- Quantum corrections for inelastic atom-surface scattering. (1989) (3)
- ON THE STRESS TENSOR OF THE ELECTRON (1952) (2)
- University Education for the Nuclear Age (1989) (2)
- The spherical gyrocompass (1945) (2)
- ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE INHOMOGENEOUS ELECTRON GAS. (1967) (2)
- A NEW FORMULATION OF THE INHOMOGENEOUS ELECTRON GAS PROBLEM. (1966) (2)
- Joaquin M. Luttinger (1997) (2)
- Erratum: On the Convergence of Born Expansions (1954) (2)
- Density Functional Theory and Generalized Wannier Functions (1993) (1)
- Theory of Atom-Surface Collisions (1990) (1)
- DEVELOPMENTS OF THE LOCAL APPROXIMATION FOR DISORDERED SYSTEMS (1972) (1)
- Erratum: On the Cohesive Energy of Metallic Lithium (1951) (1)
- EXCHANGE AND CORRELATION EFFECTS IN AN INHOMOGENEOUS ELECTRON GAS (1965) (1)
- New Developments in Density Functional Theory a (1987) (1)
- COMMENT ON "OSCILLATORY INDIRECT INTERACTION BETWEEN ADSORBED ATOMS - NON-ASYMPTOTIC BEHAVIOR IN TIGHT-BINDING (1978) (1)
- WITHDRAWN: Analytic Properties of Bloch Waves and Wannier Functions * *A preliminary note was published by W. Kohn and S. Michaelson, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 72, 301 (1958). (1966) (1)
- Current-dependent exchange-correlation potential for time-dependent linear response theory (1996) (1)
- Edge Electronic Structure: The Airy Gas (1998) (1)
- The Political Significance of the Theatre (2018) (1)
- Oscillatory Indirect Interaction Between Adsorbed Atoms. (1977) (1)
- Unmasking catalytic reaction mechanisms : From small molecules to enzymes In 1998 (2018) (0)
- THEORY OF SOLIDS (1969) (0)
- NEW FORMULATION OF THE THEORY OF ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE. (1967) (0)
- Shallow impurity states: The early years and some recent developments (1995) (0)
- Density Functional Theory of Metal Surfaces and of Chemisorption on Metals (1975) (0)
- Collisions of light nuclei. (1948) (0)
- POLITICS IN LIECHTENSTEIN (1971) (0)
- Grigory Ezekielevich Pikus (1999) (0)
- L 0 QUANTUM CORRECTIONS FOR INELASTIC oATOM-SURFACE SCATTERING (0)
- Closure to “Discussion of ‘Variational Methods for Dispersion Relations and Elastic Properties of Composite Materials’” (1973, ASME J. Appl. Mech., 40, pp. 317–318) (1973) (0)
- Shallow impurity states in semiconductors—the early years (1987) (0)
- Long wavelength perturbations and excitations at surfaces (1985) (0)
- Density Functional Theory of Excited States (1987) (0)
- Theory of inelastic scattering of a particle in the near-adiabatic limit. (1987) (0)
- Nearsightedness in Density Functional Theory (2008) (0)
- The University and the Nuclear Predicament (1988) (0)
- Wigner on Solid State Physics (1997) (0)
- Local Theory of Electronic Structure of Extended Systems (1980) (0)
- Congratulation ! (1996) (0)
- Semiclassical description of inelastic atom scattering by surfaces (1988) (0)
- Governments and politics of the German-speaking countries (1981) (0)
- Density Functional Theory in 1997 (2002) (0)
- Density and Density Functional Theory of Nuclei and other Self-bound Fermi Systems (2008) (0)
- Semiclassical Corrections for Inelastic Atom-Surface Scattering from Classical Trajectories (1988) (0)
- DENSITY FUNCTIONAL THEORY OF SUPERCONDUCTORS REGARDED AS TWO-COMPONENT PLASMAS (1990) (0)
- First-order phase transitions in intermediate-valence solids—a theory based on metallic hydrogen (1981) (0)
- 0 Non-Local Screening in Metal Surfaces DTC by CLECTE (0)
- TRANSITION TEMPERATURE OF TRANSITION-METAL SUPERCONDUCTORS. (1972) (0)
- Low Energy Behavior of Quantum Adsorption (1992) (0)
- Through a glass darkly: A physicist looks at the future (2000) (0)
- Theory of Surfaces of Simple Metals (1973) (0)
- Book Reviews (1967) (0)
- Evolution of Quantum Theory (2000) (0)
- Tribute to Norman Rostoker (2016) (0)
- Perspectives on the Crisis of UNESCO (1986) (0)
- Locality principle in wave-mechanics (wave mechanics/local density of states/local partition function/cluster methods/moment methods/path integral methods). Technical report, 1 January--25 October 1978 (1978) (0)
- Abstracts of articles to be published in the journal of physics and chemistry of solidsNon-local corrections to the electronic structure of metal surfaces (1975) (0)
- v-representability and density functional theory. [for nonrelativistic electrons in nondegenerate ground state] (1983) (0)
- Perturbation of Electronic Structure of Insulators by Interfaces and Defect. (1977) (0)
- Electron dynamics in graded nanostructures (1995) (0)
- Nearsightedness of Fermionic Matter (2005) (0)
- Theoretical Problems of the Solid State. (1982) (0)
- Book Reviews (1967) (0)
- Binding Energy and Effectiveness Mass of Charged Particles Trapped on Surfaces. (1977) (0)
- Difficulty in Froehlich theory of superconductivity (1951) (0)

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