It is well known that molecules feel a long-ranged attractive force to metals which arises from the interaction of various molecular charges with their metal-induced “image charges.” Here we calculate (in this image charge model) the friction force coefficients for molecules moving near a metal. We consider the cases of ions, polar molecules, and spherical atoms.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics