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Quadrupole - Quadrupole and Dipole - Octupole Dispersion Forces Between Axially Symmetric Molecules

Alwyn J. Van Der Merwe

Formulas are derived that express the contributions of the electric quadrupole-quadrupole and dipole-octupole forces, respectively, to the dispersion energy of two unexcited molecules possessing axial symmetry. The formulas are valid in situations where the optical dispersion curve of each molecule is adequately characterized by a pair of resonance frequencies.

Received: 1967-1-17
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1967-5-1

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