Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics: LongRange Intermolecular InteractionsISBN: 9780470259306
399 pages
November 2009

Description
Considerable advances have taken place in quantum electrodynamical theory of intermolecular forces. Virtually impacting all areas of science, molecular quantum electrodynamics (MQED) has been successfully applied to numerous radiationmolecule and moleculemolecule processes. Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics delves in depth into the MQED theory of longrange intermolecular forces, offering a variety of physical viewpoints and calculational techniques.
The text provides an introduction and background on:

Field theoretic treatments, including the second quantized Maxwell field formulation

Intermolecular potential and a semiclassical perturbation theory treatment of short and longrange forces

Retarded dispersion interactions including discriminatory forces

Intermolecular interactions in a radiation field

Energy shift and transfer rate in relation to specific two and manybody forces
Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics provides an essential resource for chemists, physicists, biophysicists, materials scientists, and nanochemists interested in exploring the theory and application of MQED.
Table of Contents
1 MOLECULAR QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS: BASIC THEORY.
1.1 Background.
1.2 Quantum Description of Matter.
1.3 Electrodynamics and Maxwell Equations.
1.4 Quantization of the Free Electromagnetic Field.
1.5 Interacting Particle–Radiation Field System.
1.6 Multipolar Lagrangian.
1.7 Multipolar Hamiltonian.
1.8 Canonical Transformation.
1.9 Perturbation Theory Solution.
1.10 State Sequence Diagrams.
2 MOLECULAR QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS: FIELD THEORETIC TREATMENT.
2.1 Introduction.
2.2 Nonrelativistic Quantum Field Theory.
2.3 Quantum Canonical Transformation.
2.4 Multipolar Maxwell Fields.
2.5 MinimalCoupling Maxwell Fields.
2.6 Multipolar Maxwell Fields in the Vicinity of a Source.
2.7 Higher Multipole Moment Maxwell Fields.
2.8 Maxwell Fields of a Diamagnetic Source.
2.9 Electromagnetic Energy Density.
2.10 Poynting’s Theorem and Poynting Vector.
3 INTERMOLECULAR FORCES.
3.1 Concept of Intermolecular Potential.
3.2 ShortRange Forces.
3.3 LongRange Forces.
3.4 Electrostatic Interaction.
3.5 Induction Forces.
3.6 Dispersion Forces.
4 RESONANT TRANSFER OF ENERGY.
4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Diagrammatic Perturbation Theory.
4.3 State Sequence Diagram Representation.
4.4 Energy Transfer Between Chiral Systems.
4.5 Emitter–Absorber Model.
4.6 Response Theory Calculation.
4.7 TimeDependent Energy Transfer and Causality.
4.8 Proof of Causality of Energy Transfer to all Orders in Perturbation Theory.
5 RETARDED DISPERSION FORCES.
5.1 Introduction.
5.2 Casimir–Polder Potential: Perturbation Theory.
5.3 NearZone Potential: London Dispersion Energy.
5.4 FarZone Dispersion Potential.
5.5 State Sequence Diagrams for Dispersion Force.
5.6 Dispersion Interaction Between One Ground and One Excited Molecule: Perturbation Theory.
5.7 Response Theory Calculation of Dispersion Forces.
5.8 Dispersion Potential via the Method of Induced Multipole Moments.
5.9 Discriminatory Dispersion Interactions.
5.10 Interactions Involving Magnetically Susceptible Molecules.
5.11 Measurements of Casimir Effect.
6 MANYBODY FORCES.
6.1 Introduction.
6.2 AxilrodTellerMuto Dispersion Energy Shift.
6.3 Retarded TripleDipole Dispersion Potential: Perturbation Theory.
6.4 TripleDipole Dispersion Energy Shift via Craig–Power Hamiltonian.
6.5 TripleDipole Dispersion Potential via Correlations of the Dressed Vacuum Field.
6.6 NBody Dispersion Potential.
6.7 FourBody Retarded Dispersion Potential.
6.8 ThreeBody Dispersion Interaction Involving One Excited Molecule.
6.9 Mediation of Resonance Energy Transfer by a Third Body.
7 INTERMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS IN A RADIATION FIELD.
7.1 Introduction.
7.2 RadiationInduced Dispersion Force: Perturbation Theory.
7.3 Dynamic Mechanism.
7.4 Static Mechanism.
7.5 Molecular and Pair Orientational Averaging.
7.6 Polarization Analysis.
7.7 Collapsed Graphs and Effective Interaction Hamiltonian.
7.8 RadiationInduced Intermolecular Interaction via the Method of Induced Moments.
7.9 Discriminatory Intermolecular Interaction in a Radiation Field: Perturbation Theory.
7.10 RadiationInduced Chiral Discrimination: Induced Moment Method.
7.11 Freely Tumbling Chiral Pair in the Presence of Circularly Polarized Light.
7.12 RadiationInduced Intermolecular Energy Shifts Involving Magnetic Dipole and Electric Quadrupole Polarizable Molecules.
7.13 Higher Order RadiationInduced Discriminatory Intermolecular Interaction.
APPENDIX A Higher MultipoleDependent SecondOrder Maxwell Field Operators.
APPENDIX B Rotational Averaging of Cartesian Tensors.
REFERENCES.
INDEX.
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