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Rectification of the lateral Casimir force in a vibrating noncontact rack and pinion.

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The nonlinear dynamics of a cylindrical pinion that is kept at a distance from a vibrating rack is studied, and it is shown that the lateral Casimir force between the two corrugated surfaces can be rectified. The effects of friction and external load are taken into account, and it is shown that the pinion can do work against loads of up to a critical value, which is set by the amplitude of the lateral Casimir force. We present a phase diagram for the rectified motion that could help its exper...

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10.1103/physreve.75.040103

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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Journal:
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics More from this journal
Volume:
75
Issue:
4 Pt 1
Pages:
040103
Publication date:
2007-04-01
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EISSN:
1550-2376
ISSN:
1539-3755
Language:
English
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pubs:154585
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uuid:0749ce8c-a8b4-4c88-89fa-176d1a5447b6
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pubs:154585
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154585
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2012-12-19

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