Steric effects in dispersion forces interactions.


Classically, there have been two different ways to obtain mean-field theories for liquid crystals. One is based on short-range repulsive steric forces and the other on long-range attractive dispersion forces. In the former approach, it is the anisotropic shape of the molecules that leads to the anisotropic interaction, and in the latter it is the anisotropy… (More)


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@article{Sonnet2008StericEI, title={Steric effects in dispersion forces interactions.}, author={Andr{\'e} M. Sonnet and Epifanio G. Virga}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2008}, volume={77 3 Pt 1}, pages={031704} }