Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Van der Waals force re-measured: Physicists verified nonlinear increase with growing molecular size

Van der Waals forces act like a sort of quantum glue on all types of matter. Using a new measuring technique, scientists experimentally determined for the first time all of the key details of how strongly the single molecules bind to a surface. With an atomic force microscope, they demonstrated that the forces do not just increase with molecular size, but that they even grow disproportionately fast.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily


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