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The van der Waals interaction
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • BR Holstein
Publication Date
2001
Abstract
The interaction between two neutral but polarizable systems at separation R, usually called the van der Waals force, is discussed from different points of view. The change in character from 1/R6 to 1/R7 due to retardation is explained.
Comments
The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v69/i4/p441_s1
Pages
441-449
Citation Information
BR Holstein. "The van der Waals interaction" AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Vol. 69 Iss. 4 (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/barry_holstein/60/