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Temperature Dependence of Atom-Atom Interactions

Wells, A; Daicic, John; Ninham, Barry

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The interaction potential at finite temperature between two atoms in the asymptotic limit of large separations, R≫ℏc/kBT, is V(R)=-3kBTα2(0)/R6, identical to the expression for two classical polarizable particles. This is in contrast to the zero-temp

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93569
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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