Some articles on repulsive, repulsive potential, repulsive potentials:
... At very small distances between the nuclei the repulsive interaction can be regarded as essentially Coulombic ... Thus the repulsive potential can be described by multiplying the Coulombic repulsion between nuclei with a screening function φ(r/a), where φ(r) → 1 when r → 0 ... A large number of different repulsive potentials and screening functions have been proposed over the years, some determined semi-empirically, others from ...
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