Robert J. LeRoy
Robert J. Le Roy
|Born||September 30, 1943|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Died||10 August 2018 (aged 74)|
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
|Known for||LeRoy radius|
|Influences||Richard Bernstein, Richard Zare, Dudley Herschbach,|
|Website||Department of Chemistry, LeRoy|
His work on the Morse/Long-range potential with his former student Nike Dattani of Oxford University was referred to as a "landmark in diatomic spectral analysis" in. In the landmark work, the C3 value for atomic lithium was determined to a higher-precision than any atom's previously measured oscillator strength, by an order of magnitude. This lithium oscillator strength is related to the radiative lifetime of atomic lithium and is used as a benchmark for atomic clocks and measurements of fundamental constants.
Awards and honors
- 1994 Rutherford Memorial Medal in Chemistry from the Royal Society of Canada
- 1995 J. Heyrovsky Honorary Medal for Merit in the Chemical Sciences from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
- Tang, Li-Yan; Z-C. Yan, T-Y Shi, J. Mitroy; Shi, Ting-Yun; Mitroy, J. (30 November 2011). "Third-order perturbation theory for van der Waals interaction coefficients". Physical Review A. 84 (5): 052502. Bibcode:2011PhRvA..84e2502T. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.84.052502.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Mitroy, Jim; Mariana S. Safranova, Charles W. Clark (4 October 2010). "Theory and applications of atomic and ionic polarizabilities". Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 43 (20): 202001. arXiv:1004.3567. Bibcode:2010JPhB...43t2001M. doi:10.1088/0953-4075/43/20/202001.
- "In memory of Robert Le Roy: Family establishes undergraduate chemistry scholarship". University of Waterloo. Retrieved 1 January 2019.