Calculation of dispersion energies.

Abstract

We summarize the theory of van der Waals (dispersion) forces, with emphasis on recent microscopic approaches that permit the prediction of forces between solids and nanostructures right down to intimate contact and binding. Some connections are pointed out between microscopic theory and macroscopic Lifshitz theory.

DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/7/073201

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@article{Dobson2012CalculationOD, title={Calculation of dispersion energies.}, author={John F. Dobson and Tim Gould}, journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal}, year={2012}, volume={24 7}, pages={073201} }