van der Waals force(redirected from Hamaker Force Interactions)
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van der Waals force[′van dər ‚wȯlz ‚fȯrs]
An attractive force between two atoms or nonpolar molecules, which arises because a fluctuating dipole moment in one molecule induces a dipole moment in the other, and the two dipole moments then interact. Also known as dispersion force; London dispersion force; van der Waals attraction.