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The `Friction' of Vacuum, and other Fluctuation-Induced Forces

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The static Casimir effect describes an attractive force between two conducting plates, due to quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic (EM) field in the intervening space. {\it Thermal fluctuations} of correlated fluids (such as critical mixtures, super-fluids, liquid crystals, or electrolytes) are also modified by the boundaries, resulting in finite-size corrections at criticality, and additional forces that effect wetting and layering phenomena. Modified fluctuations of the EM field can ...

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10.1103/RevModPhys.71.1233

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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Rev.Mod.Phys. More from this journal
Volume:
71
Issue:
4
Pages:
1233-1245
Publication date:
1997-11-07
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1539-0756
ISSN:
0034-6861
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English
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2012-12-19

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