Title

The van der Waals interaction

Journal or Book Title

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS

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

Volume

69

Pages

441-449

Issue

4