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London Dispersion Forces in Molecules, Solids and Nano-structures: An Introduction to Physical Models and Computational Methods Authors: Janos Angyan, John Dobson, Georg Jansen, Tim Gould


About this book

London dispersion interactions are responsible for numerous phenomena in physics, chemistry and biology. Recent years have seen the development of new, physically well-founded models, and dispersion-corrected density functional theory (DFT) is now a hot topic of research. This book is an overview of current understanding of the physical origin and modelling of London dispersion forces manifested at an atomic level. It covers a wide range of system, from small intermolecular complexes, to organic molecules and crystalline solids, through to biological macromolecules and nanostructures. In presenting a broad overview of the of the physical foundations of dispersion forces, the book provides theoretical, physical and synthetic chemists, as well as solid-state physicists, with a systematic understanding of the origins and consequences of these ubiquitous interactions.


Book content

  • Introduction: General and Historical Aspects
  • Simple Models of London Dispersion Forces
  • Perturbation Theory Treatment
  • Quantum Chemical Methods
  • DFT
  • ACFDT: RPA and Related Methods
  • Semi-Empirical Models
  • Molecular Complexes
  • Macromolecules and Nanostructures
  • Chemical Effects of Dispersion Interactions
  • Solids and Surfaces
  • Towards Macroscopic Objects

The print version of this book is planned for release on 01 April 2020. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 450 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2020
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-045-7
ePub eISBN: 978-1-83916-018-9

Author information

János Ángyán (1956–2017) was a Director of Research with the CNRS, France, based at the University of Lorraine. His main research interests were intermolecular interactions and the electronic structure of solids.

John Dobson is an Emeritus Professor at Griffith University, Australia. His research interests are in theoretical condensed matter physics, chemical physics and nanoscience.

Georg Jansen is Professor for Theoretical Organic Chemistry at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. His research focusses on the calculation and interpretation of intermolecular interactions.

Tim Gould is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Griffith University, Australia. His research interests include quantum chemistry method development, chemical physics and electronic structure theory of molecules and solids.