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Advances in the Casimir effect

Advances in the Casimir effect
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Dewey Class 530.1433 (DDC 22)
Title Advances in the Casimir effect (EB) / M. Bordag ... [et al.].
Added Personal Name Bordag, Michael
Other name(s) Oxford Scholarship Online
Publication Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2009
Physical Details 1 Online resource
Series International series of monographs on physics ; 145
ISBN 9780191716461
Note Print publication date: 2009. - Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009
Summary Note The subject of this book is the Casimir effect, i.e., a manifestation of zero-point oscillations of the quantum vacuum in the form of forces acting between closely spaced bodies. It is a purely quantum effect. There is no force acting between neutral bodies in classical electrodynamics. The Casimir effect has become an interdisciplinary subject. It plays an important role in various fields of physics such as condensed matter physics, quantum field theory, atomic and molecular physics, gravitation and cosmology, and mathematical physics. Most recently, the Casimir effect has been applied to nanotechnology and for obtaining constraints on the predictions of unification theories beyond the Standard Model. The book assembles together the field-theoretical foundations of this phenomenon, the application of the general theory to real materials, and a comprehensive description of all recently performed measurements of the Casimir force, including the comparison between experiment and theory. There is increasing interest in forces of vacuum origin. Numerous new results have been obtained during the last few years which are not reflected in the literature, but are very promising for fundamental science and nanotechnology. The book provides a source of information which presents a critical assessment of all of the main results and approaches contained in published journal papers. It also proposes new ideas which are not yet universally accepted but are finding increasing support from experiment.:
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