Physik Sommersemester 2010
06382 Van der Waals forces [V]
Dozent Goychuk I.
Dauer 3 SWS
Studiensemester 0
Schein Nein
Beginn 19.04.2010
  1. Why important? From cosmology to nano- and biophysics
  2. Molecular electrical fluctuation forces: classical (Debye and Keesom), and quantum (London dispersion force).
  3. Van-der-Waals forces between solids. Semi-empirical Hamaker approach.
  4. Zero-point fluctuations of vacuum and Casimir effect.
  5. Lifshitz synthesis: van-der-Waals/Casimir forces as quantum electromagnetic fluctuation forces. General theory. Non-additivity of vdW-forces. Retardation effects. Repulsive vdW-force. Calculation recipes.
Begleitend 06383
Vorkenntnisse basic knowledge of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics (standard courses)
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  2. J. Israelachvili, Intermolecular and surface forces: with applications to colloidal and biological systems (Academic Press, New York, 1992).
  3. L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifschitz, Lehrbuch der Theoretischen Physik, B. VIII, Elektrodynamik der Kontinua (Akademik-Verlag, Berlin, 1975).
  4. S. K. Lamoreaux, The Casimir force: background, experiments, and applications. Rep. Prog. Phys. 68, 201-236 (2005).
  5. Yu. S. Barash and V. L. Ginzburg, Electromagnetic fluctuations in matter and molecular (Van-der-Waals) forces between solids. Sov. Phys.-Usp. 18, 305-322 (1975).
  6. M. Bordag, U. Mohideen, and V.M. Mostepanenko, New developments in the Casimir effect. Phys. Rep. 353, 1-205 (2001).