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Non-Relativistic QED Theory of the van der Waals Dispersion Interaction

Authors: Salam, Akbar

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  • Offers a concise overview of molecular quantum electrodynamics (QED) theory
  • Presents step-by-step calculations of retarded dispersion potentials
  • Provides numerous examples, including contributions from higher multipoles
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This book provides details of the calculation of the interaction between two neutral polarizable atoms or molecules using molecular quantum electrodynamics (QED). To better understand the origin of this force, it briefly outlines molecular QED theory, the well-known van der Waals dispersion potential first evaluated by Casimir and Polder, who accounted for retardation effects. It presents different calculation schemes for the evaluation of the dispersion potential and also discusses energy shifts involving electric quadrupole and octupole moments, along with discriminatory dispersion potentials. Further, it explores in detail non-additive dispersion interaction energies between three-bodies, as well as the effects of higher multipole moment correction terms, and provides results for specific geometries such as collinear and equilateral triangles. Lastly, it computes near and far-zone asymptotic limits for both pair and many-body potentials, with the former shown to agree with less rigorous semi-classical calculations.

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Prof. Akbar Salam is a Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, 202 Salem Hall, PO Box 7486, Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7486, United States of America.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Relativistic QED Theory of the van der Waals Dispersion Interaction
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Atoms, Molecules, and Clusters
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45606-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45606-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-45604-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 105
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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