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Title: Lifshitz Interaction between Dielectric Bodies of Arbitrary Geometry

Abstract

A formulation is developed for the calculation of the electromagnetic-fluctuation forces for dielectric objects of arbitrary geometry at small separations, as a perturbative expansion in the dielectric contrast. The resulting Lifshitz energy automatically takes on the form of a series expansion of the different many-body contributions. The formulation has the advantage that the divergent contributions can be readily determined and subtracted off, and thus makes a convenient scheme for realistic numerical calculations, which could be useful in designing nanoscale mechanical devices.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan 45195-1159 (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20699634
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 23; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.230601; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CASIMIR EFFECT; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; GEOMETRY; MANY-BODY PROBLEM; NANOSTRUCTURES; PERMITTIVITY; SERIES EXPANSION

Citation Formats

Golestanian, Ramin. Lifshitz Interaction between Dielectric Bodies of Arbitrary Geometry. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.230601.
Golestanian, Ramin. Lifshitz Interaction between Dielectric Bodies of Arbitrary Geometry. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.230601.
Golestanian, Ramin. Fri . "Lifshitz Interaction between Dielectric Bodies of Arbitrary Geometry". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.230601.
@article{osti_20699634,
title = {Lifshitz Interaction between Dielectric Bodies of Arbitrary Geometry},
author = {Golestanian, Ramin},
abstractNote = {A formulation is developed for the calculation of the electromagnetic-fluctuation forces for dielectric objects of arbitrary geometry at small separations, as a perturbative expansion in the dielectric contrast. The resulting Lifshitz energy automatically takes on the form of a series expansion of the different many-body contributions. The formulation has the advantage that the divergent contributions can be readily determined and subtracted off, and thus makes a convenient scheme for realistic numerical calculations, which could be useful in designing nanoscale mechanical devices.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.230601},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 23,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Fri Dec 02 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}