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Advances in the Casimir effect

Advances in the Casimir effect

Author: Michael Bordag; et al
Publisher: Oxford : University Press, 2009.
Series: The international series of monographs on physics, 145
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This book is a comprehensive sourcebook, distilled from hundreds of recently published papers, about the Casimir effect: the small forces originating from the quantum vacuum and acting between  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bordag; et al
ISBN: 9780199238743 019923874X
OCLC Number: 941913546
Description: XVII, 749 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; I: PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE CASIMIR EFFECT FOR IDEAL BOUNDARIES ; 2. Simple Models of the Casimir effect ; 3. Field quantization and vacuum energy in the presence of boundaries ; 4. Regularization and renormalization of the vacuum energy ; 5. The Casimir effect at nonzero temperature ; 6. Approximate and numerical approaches to the Casimir effect ; 7. The Casimir effect for two ideal metal planes ; 8. The Casimir effect in rectangular boxes ; 9. Single spherical and cylindrical boundaries ; 10. The Casimir force between objects of arbitrary shape ; 11. Spaces with non-Euclidean topology ; II: THE CASIMIR FORCE BETWEEN REAL BODIES ; 12. The Lifshitz theory of van der Waals and Casimir forces between plane dielectrics ; 13. The Casimir interaction between plates made of real metals at zero temperature ; 14. The Casimir interaction between real metals at nonzero temperature ; 15. The Casimir interaction between metal and dielectric ; 16. The Lifshitz theory of atom-wall interaction ; 17. The Casimir force between rough and corrugated surfaces ; III: MEASUREMENTS OF THE CASIMIR FORCE AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN BOTH FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; 18. General requirements for Casimir force measurements ; 19. Measurements of the Casimir force between equals ; 20. Measurements of the Casimir force with semiconductors ; 21. Measurements of the Casimir force in configurations with corrugated surfaces ; 22. Measurement of the Casimir-Polder force ; 23. Applications of the Casimir force in nanotechnology ; 24. Constraints on hypothetical interactions from the Casimir effect ; 25. Conclusions and outlook
Series Title: The international series of monographs on physics, 145
Responsibility: M. Bordag ... [et al.].


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This is the first modern, comprehensive book on the Casimir effect, a very timely subject of growing importance and general appeal in physics. Although the Casimir effect has been an intriguing Read more...

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