CasimirSim  A Tool to Compute Casimir Polder Forces for Nontrivial 3D Geometries
Abstract
The socalled Casimir effect is one of the most interesting macroquantum effects. Being negligible on the macroscale it becomes a governing factor below structure sizes of 1 {mu}m where it accounts for typically 100 kN m2. 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 stateoftheart 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:
 ARC Seibersdorf research Gmbh, Business field Space Propulsion, A2444 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 forumSTAIF 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), 1115 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; THREEDIMENSIONAL 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.
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abstractNote = {The socalled Casimir effect is one of the most interesting macroquantum effects. Being negligible on the macroscale it becomes a governing factor below structure sizes of 1 {mu}m where it accounts for typically 100 kN m2. 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 stateoftheart 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}
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