RE: CCL:Spelling question
| >His name was "van der Waals".
| True, BUT when used standalone (e.g. without a first name) the "v"
| gets capitalized. So "Van der Waals" is correct.
| Cheers, Pieter.
| Pieter Stouten, Senior Research Scientist
I am glad to hear this, as Bob LeRoy, with whom I did a postdoc
and who knows his intermolecular forces very well, always uses
"Van der Waals interactions" (capital V) for just this reason.
In the intermolecular forces literature, however, "van der Waals
interactions" (lower case v) is ubiquitous. Assuming Dr. Stouten
is correct, most of the intermolecular forces literature is wrong
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