Intermolecular Casimir-Polder forces in water and near surfaces
2014 (English)In: Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, E-ISSN 1550-2376, Vol. 90, no 3, 032122- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Casimir-Polder force is an important long-range interaction involved in adsorption and desorption of molecules in fluids. We explore Casimir-Polder interactions between methane molecules in water, and between a molecule in water near SiO2 and hexane surfaces. Inclusion of the finite molecular size in the expression for the Casimir-Polder energy leads to estimates of the dispersion contribution to the binding energies between molecules and between one molecule and a planar surface.
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American Physical Society , 2014. Vol. 90, no 3, 032122- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111604DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.90.032122ISI: 000342562600002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111604DiVA: diva2:758550
Funding Agencies|European Commission; Research Council of Norway ; Swedish Research Council ; Department of Energy and Process Engineering (NTNU, Norway); Australian Commonwealth Government2014-10-272014-10-272014-11-04