The London-van der Waals interaction energy between objects of various geometries

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Abstract

Mathematical expressions for the London-van der Waals (vdW) interaction energies between macroscopic objects of a few common geometrical shapes are derived. The derivation is subjected to the assumption of additivity. The expressions are approximated for some limiting cases. These expressions may find uses for example in complex fluids in calculations of vdW interactions between vesicular (single wall liposomes) and liposomal (onion structures) particles or in colloidal suspensions for the calculation of vdW interaction between colloids that are coated with a stabilizing layer such as adsorbed polymers, polymer brushes or surfactants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L195-L202
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Mar 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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