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Title: CasimirSim - A Tool to Compute Casimir Polder Forces for Nontrivial 3D Geometries

Abstract

The so-called Casimir effect is one of the most interesting macro-quantum effects. Being negligible on the macro-scale it becomes a governing factor below structure sizes of 1 {mu}m where it accounts for typically 100 kN m-2. The force does not depend on gravity, or electric charge but solely on the materials properties, and geometrical shape. This makes the effect a strong candidate for micro(nano)-mechanical devices M(N)EMS. Despite a long history of research the theory lacks a uniform description valid for arbitrary geometries which retards technical application. We present an advanced state-of-the-art numerical tool overcoming all the usual geometrical restrictions, capable of calculating arbitrary 3D geometries by utilizing the Casimir Polder approximation for the Casimir force.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. ARC Seibersdorf research Gmbh, Business field Space Propulsion, A-2444 Seibersdorf (Austria)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21054531
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 880; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: International forum-STAIF 2007: 11. conference on thermophysics applications in microgravity; 24. symposium on space nuclear power and propulsion; 5. conference on human/robotic technology and the vision for space exploration; 5. symposium on space colonization; 4. symposium on new frontiers and future concepts, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 11-15 Feb 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2437561; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APPROXIMATIONS; CALCULATION METHODS; CASIMIR EFFECT; GEOMETRY; NUMERICAL ANALYSIS; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; SHAPE; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS

Citation Formats

Sedmik, Rene, and Tajmar, Martin. CasimirSim - A Tool to Compute Casimir Polder Forces for Nontrivial 3D Geometries. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2437561.
Sedmik, Rene, & Tajmar, Martin. CasimirSim - A Tool to Compute Casimir Polder Forces for Nontrivial 3D Geometries. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2437561.
Sedmik, Rene, and Tajmar, Martin. Tue . "CasimirSim - A Tool to Compute Casimir Polder Forces for Nontrivial 3D Geometries". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2437561.
@article{osti_21054531,
title = {CasimirSim - A Tool to Compute Casimir Polder Forces for Nontrivial 3D Geometries},
author = {Sedmik, Rene and Tajmar, Martin},
abstractNote = {The so-called Casimir effect is one of the most interesting macro-quantum effects. Being negligible on the macro-scale it becomes a governing factor below structure sizes of 1 {mu}m where it accounts for typically 100 kN m-2. The force does not depend on gravity, or electric charge but solely on the materials properties, and geometrical shape. This makes the effect a strong candidate for micro(nano)-mechanical devices M(N)EMS. Despite a long history of research the theory lacks a uniform description valid for arbitrary geometries which retards technical application. We present an advanced state-of-the-art numerical tool overcoming all the usual geometrical restrictions, capable of calculating arbitrary 3D geometries by utilizing the Casimir Polder approximation for the Casimir force.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2437561},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 880,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Tue Jan 30 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}