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Adhesion, forces and the stability of interfaces

Adhesion, forces and the stability of interfaces

Robin Guttmann, Johannes Hoja, Christoph Lechner, Reinhard J. Maurer, and Alexander F. Sax, Beilstein J. Org. Chem., 15, 106–129. (2019)

"Weak molecular interactions (WMI) are responsible for processes such as physisorption; they are essential for the structure and stability of interfaces, and for bulk properties of liquids and molecular crystals. The dispersion interaction is one of the four basic interactions types – electrostatics, induction, dispersion and exchange repulsion – of which all WMIs are composed. The fact that each class of basic interactions covers a wide range explains the large variety of WMIs. To some of them, special names are assigned, such as hydrogen bonding or hydrophobic interactions. In chemistry, these WMIs are frequently used as if they were basic interaction types. For a long time, dispersion was largely ignored in chemistry, attractive intermolecular interactions were nearly exclusively attributed to electrostatic interactions. We discuss the importance of dispersion interactions for the stabilization in systems that are traditionally explained in terms of the “special interactions” mentioned above."

https://www.beilstein-journals.org/s/eDT9bbVnb5

Fri 11 Jan 2019, 23:41 | Tags: dispersion interactions, intermolecular interactions

Structure and Stability of Molecular Crystals with Many Body Dispersion Inclusive Density Functional Tight Binding

Structure and Stability of Molecular Crystals with Many Body Dispersion Inclusive Density Functional Tight Binding

Majid Mortazavi, Jan Gerit Brandenburg, Reinhard J. Maurer, Alexandre Tkatchenko, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, 399-405 (2018)

"We show the ability of many-body-dispersion-inclusive tight-binding methodology to accurately predict the structure of polymorphic organic molecular crystals."


Charge-Population Based Dispersion Interactions for Molecules and Materials

Charge-Population Based Dispersion Interactions for Molecules and Materials

Martin Stöhr, Georg S. Michelitsch, John C. Tully, Karsten Reuter, Reinhard J. Maurer, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 151101 (2016)

A simple correlation between atomic polarizability and hybridization enables us to couple semi-empirical electronic structure methods with electron density-derived dispersion correction methods.