van der Waals structure

van der Waals structure

[′van dər ‚wȯlz ‚strək·chər]
(crystallography)
The structure of a molecular crystal.
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(1980) [15] predicted the existence of metastable covalent [O.sub.4] molecule completely different from the van der Waals structure of [O.sub.2]-[O.sub.2] molecule which was experimentally detected.