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A Theory of the colossal Van der Waals binding in soft and hard condensed matter

Georgiev, Mladen, Gochev, Alexander and Singh, Jai (2005). A Theory of the colossal Van der Waals binding in soft and hard condensed matter. Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design,4(11):765-785.

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Title A Theory of the colossal Van der Waals binding in soft and hard condensed matter
Author Georgiev, Mladen
Gochev, Alexander
Singh, Jai
Journal Name Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design
Publication Date 2005
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 11
ISSN 1538-6414   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 765
End Page 785
Total Pages 21
Publisher BioChem Press
Field of Research 0204 - Condensed Matter Physics
0601 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract A simple theory is proposed for the dispersive molecular binding of unusually high magnitude due to an enhanced polarizability. Two alternative ways have so far been considered in the literature leading to the polarizability enhancement: (i) a vibronic energy level gap narrowing, as proposed by us with regard to a hypothetical exciton matter, and (ii) a giant electric dipole in a Rydberg state of constituent atoms, as proposed by Gilman with regard to an enigmatic substance building the ball lightning. We now combine the two mechanisms to obtain concrete expressions for the colossal binding energy. The problem is exemplified for a three-level system coupled to the umbrella mode of an ammonia molecule. Other possibilities for the design of enhanced-polarizability molecules are also discussed. The colossal Van der Waals binding is most likely to materialize in hard condensed matter and perhaps less so in soft condensed matter.
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