Molecular crystal surface dielectric properties: Microscopic theory for linear response

R. W. Munn

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    Abstract

    A microscopic molecular theory is developed for dielectric behavior at molecular crystal surfaces. Since dipolar interactions between layers of molecules decrease rapidly with separation, only layers within a short distance of the surface are affected by it. Algebraic results are obtained relating the local electric field and the macroscopic electric field in a surface layer to an applied uniform electric field, and hence to one another. These lead to expressions for the linear electric susceptibility of a layer and of an assembly of layers. The results provide a basis for calculations of various surface-induced and surface-modified properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4532-4535
    Number of pages4
    JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
    Volume97
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

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