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Title: Tests of new physics from precise measurements of the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates

Abstract

A micromechanical torsion oscillator has been used to strengthen the limits on new Yukawa forces by determining the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates. By significantly reducing the random errors and obtaining the electronic parameters of the gold coatings, we were able to conclusively exclude the predictions of large thermal effects below 1 {mu}m and strengthen the constraints on Yukawa corrections to Newtonian gravity in the interaction range from 29.5 nm to 86 nm.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. Department of Physics, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (United States)
  2. Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974 (United States)
  3. Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)
  4. North-West Technical University, Millionnaya St. 5, St. Petersburg, 191065 (Russian Federation)
  5. Physics Department, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 (United States)
  6. (United States)
  7. Noncommercial Partnership 'Scientific Instruments', Tverskaya St. 11, Moscow, 103905 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21020321
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.077101; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CASIMIR EFFECT; COATINGS; CORRECTIONS; ERRORS; GOLD; GRAVITATION; INTERACTION RANGE; OSCILLATORS; PLATES; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; RANDOMNESS; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TORSION

Citation Formats

Decca, R. S., Lopez, D., Fischbach, E., Klimchitskaya, G. L., Krause, D. E., Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, and Mostepanenko, V. M.. Tests of new physics from precise measurements of the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.077101.
Decca, R. S., Lopez, D., Fischbach, E., Klimchitskaya, G. L., Krause, D. E., Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, & Mostepanenko, V. M.. Tests of new physics from precise measurements of the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.077101.
Decca, R. S., Lopez, D., Fischbach, E., Klimchitskaya, G. L., Krause, D. E., Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, and Mostepanenko, V. M.. Sun . "Tests of new physics from precise measurements of the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.077101.
@article{osti_21020321,
title = {Tests of new physics from precise measurements of the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates},
author = {Decca, R. S. and Lopez, D. and Fischbach, E. and Klimchitskaya, G. L. and Krause, D. E. and Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 and Mostepanenko, V. M.},
abstractNote = {A micromechanical torsion oscillator has been used to strengthen the limits on new Yukawa forces by determining the Casimir pressure between two gold-coated plates. By significantly reducing the random errors and obtaining the electronic parameters of the gold coatings, we were able to conclusively exclude the predictions of large thermal effects below 1 {mu}m and strengthen the constraints on Yukawa corrections to Newtonian gravity in the interaction range from 29.5 nm to 86 nm.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.077101},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 7,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}