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Title: Comment on 'Casimir force acting on magnetodielectric bodies embedded in media'

Abstract

It is shown that the Raabe and Welsch [Phys. Rev. A 71, 013814 (2005)] criticism of the Dzyaloshinskii-Lifshitz-Pitaevskii theory of the van der Waals-Casimir forces inside a medium is based on misunderstandings. It is explained why and at which conditions one can use the ''Minkowski-like'' stress tensor for calculations of the forces. The reason why, in my opinion, the approach of Raabe and Welsch is incorrect is discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Trento and CNR-INFM BEC Center, I-38050 Povo, Trento (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787180
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.047801; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CASIMIR EFFECT; ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS; STRESSES; TENSORS; VAN DER WAALS FORCES

Citation Formats

Pitaevskii, L. P. Comment on 'Casimir force acting on magnetodielectric bodies embedded in media'. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Pitaevskii, L. P. Comment on 'Casimir force acting on magnetodielectric bodies embedded in media'. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Pitaevskii, L. P. Sat . "Comment on 'Casimir force acting on magnetodielectric bodies embedded in media'". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20787180,
title = {Comment on 'Casimir force acting on magnetodielectric bodies embedded in media'},
author = {Pitaevskii, L. P.},
abstractNote = {It is shown that the Raabe and Welsch [Phys. Rev. A 71, 013814 (2005)] criticism of the Dzyaloshinskii-Lifshitz-Pitaevskii theory of the van der Waals-Casimir forces inside a medium is based on misunderstandings. It is explained why and at which conditions one can use the ''Minkowski-like'' stress tensor for calculations of the forces. The reason why, in my opinion, the approach of Raabe and Welsch is incorrect is discussed.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 4,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}