Letters to the editors. 100th anniversary of the birth of E.M. Lifshitz
A note on the history of experimental and theoretical research into molecular attraction forces between solids
N.P. Danilova Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1 build. 2, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
In a brief followup to the talk by E.I. Kats on "Van der Waals, Casimir, and Lifshitz forces in soft matter" (see pp. 964—969 of this issue) at the E.M.—Lifshitz centennial session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an interesting and instructive story was told by Nina Petrovna Danilova (Department of Low Temperature Physics and Superconductivity, Faculty of Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University) of how E.M. Lifshitz was enlisted to explain the experimental results of I.I. Abrikosova and B.V. Derjaguin. The Editorial Board of "Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk" (UFN) ["Physics—Uspekhi"] journal found the story appropriate to be published in the "Letters to the Editor" section of UFN in a jubilee selection of works marking the centennial of E.M. Lifshitz' birth.
Keywords: from the history of physics, molecular attraction, molecular forces, long-range forces, fluctuation forces, dispersion interactions PACS:01.65.+g, 05.40.−a, 34.35.+a (all) DOI:10.3367/UFNe.0185.201509j.1003 URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2015/9/i/ Citation: Danilova N P "A note on the history of experimental and theoretical research into molecular attraction forces between solids" Phys. Usp.58 925–926 (2015)