Interface effect on dipole-dipole interaction

Michael Urbakh*, Joseph Klafter

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The nature of the pair interaction between dipoles embedded in a liquid in the vicinity of a non-metallic interface is investigated in the continuum limit. It is shown that the dipole-dipole interaction can be significantly modified in the presence of a boundary in liquids characterized by a nonlocal dielectric function or in liquids whose dielectric properties change due to geometrical restrictions. Different limits are studied and relationships to experimental observables are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1558991859
StatePublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the Second Symposium on Dynamics in Small Confining Systems - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 30 Nov 19924 Dec 1992

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


ConferenceProceedings of the Second Symposium on Dynamics in Small Confining Systems
CityBoston, MA, USA


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