Multipole expansion of the retarded interatomic dispersion energy. I. Derivation from quantum electrodynamics

M.A.J. Michels, L.G. Suttorp

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Abstract

The multipole expansion of the retarded dispersion energy of two atoms in non-degenerate ground states is derived. The result shows that multipoles of different order may give rise to dispersion energies varying in the same way for large interatomic separations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-633
JournalPhysica
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

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