Long range interactions in nanoscale science

Roger H. French, V. Adrian Parsegian, Rudolf Podgornik, Rick F. Rajter, Anand Jagota, Jian Luo, Dilip Asthagiri, Manoj K. Chaudhury, Yet Ming Chiang, Steve Granick, Sergei Kalinin, Mehran Kardar, Roland Kjellander, David C. Langreth, Jennifer Lewis, Steve Lustig, David Wesolowski, John S. Wettlaufer, Wai Yim Ching, Mike FinnisFrank Houlihan, O. Anatole Von Lilienfeld, Carel Jan Van Oss, Thomas Zemb

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Our understanding of the "long range" electrodynamic, electrostatic, and polar interactions that dominate the organization of small objects at separations beyond an interatomic bond length is reviewed. From this basic-forces perspective, a large number of systems are described from which one can learn about these organizing forces and how to modulate them. The many practical systems that harness these nanoscale forces are then surveyed. The survey reveals not only the promise of new devices and materials, but also the possibility of designing them more effectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1887-1944
Number of pages58
JournalReviews of Modern Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 11 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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