The van der Waals interaction

Barry R. Holstein
2001 American Journal of Physics  
The interaction between two neutral but polarizable systems at separation R, usually called the van der Waals force, is discussed from different points of view. The change in character from 1/R 6 to 1/R 7 due to retardation is explained.
doi:10.1119/1.1341251 fatcat:mcjvma3e6zatbljpgjgacpjhee