Title

The van der Waals interaction

Publication Date

2001

Comments

The published version is located at http://ajp.aapt.org/resource/1/ajpias/v69/i4/p441_s1

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.

Pages

441-449

Volume

69

Issue

4

Journal Title

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS