The van der Waals interactionAMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
AbstractThe 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.
Citation InformationBR Holstein. "The van der Waals interaction" AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Vol. 69 Iss. 4 (2001)
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