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Resonance interaction induced by metal surfaces catalyzes atom-pair breakage
Royal Institute Technology, Sweden.
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Australian National University, Australia.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Computational Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
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2013 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 87, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present the theory for retarded resonance interaction between two identical atoms at arbitrary positions near a metal surface. The dipole-dipole resonance interaction force that binds isotropically excited atom pairs together in free space may turn repulsive close to an ideal (totally reflecting) metal surface. On the other hand, close to an infinitely permeable surface it may turn more attractive. We illustrate numerically how the dipole-dipole resonance interaction between two oxygen atoms near a metal surface may provide a repulsive energy of the same order of magnitude as the ground-state binding energy of an oxygen molecule. As a complement we also present results from density-functional theory.

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American Physical Society , 2013. Vol. 87, no 4
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92701DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.044701ISI: 000317386600014OAI: diva2:621665

Funding Agencies|VR|C048510170529001|STEM|34138-1|

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