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Casimir-Polder interaction between an atom and a cylinder with application to nanosystems

Klimchitskaya, G L and Blagov, E V and Mostepanenko, V M (2006) Casimir-Polder interaction between an atom and a cylinder with application to nanosystems. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39 (21). pp. 6481-6484.

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Official URL: http://stacks.iop.org/0305-4470/39/6481

Abstract

Recently, the Lifshitz theory of dispersion forces was extended for the case of an atom (molecule) interacting with a plane surface of a uniaxial crystal or with a long solid cylinder or cylindrical shell made of isotropic material or uniaxial crystal. The obtained results are applicable to nanosystems. In particular, we investigate the Casimir-Polder interaction between hydrogen atoms (molecules) and multi-wall carbon nanotubes. It is demonstrated that the hydrogen atoms located inside multiwall carbon nanotubes have a lower free energy compared to those located outside. We also perform comparison studies of the interaction of hydrogen atoms between themselves and with multi-wall carbon nanotube. The obtained results are important for the problem of hydrogen storage.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5404
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:06 Feb 2010 11:10
Last Modified:06 Feb 2010 11:53

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