Physical adsorption for non-planar geometries

Milton Walter Cole, Marcel Schmeits

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We propose an approximation Va(r) for the Van der Waals interaction V(r) between an atom and a non-planar solid. Va(r) is both simpler to compute than V(r) and of considerably more convenient form. The approximation is found to be quite good except for very large z (the atom-surface separation). In the latter case, our comparison of Va and V permits one to estimate corrections to Va.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-537
Number of pages9
JournalSurface Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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