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Fluctuations of fluctuation-induced casimir-like forces.

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The force experienced by objects embedded in a correlated medium undergoing thermal fluctuations-the so-called fluctuation-induced force-is actually itself a fluctuating quantity. Using a scalar field model, we compute the corresponding probability distribution and show that it is a Gaussian centered on the well-known Casimir force, with a nonuniversal standard deviation that can be typically as large as the mean force itself. The relevance of these results to the experimental measurement of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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Author
Journal:
Physical Review Letters
Volume:
89
Issue:
23
Pages:
230601
Publication date:
2002-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Source identifiers:
154615
Language:
English
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pubs:154615
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uuid:3be7ce0b-84f1-474d-b842-d20de2dc3e94
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pubs:154615
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2012-12-19

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