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Title: Strengthening constraints on Yukawa-type corrections to Newtonian gravity from measuring the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate

Abstract

We discuss the possibility of obtaining stronger constraints on non-Newtonian gravity from measuring the gradient of the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate. The exact analytical expression for the Yukawa-type force in a cylinder-plate configuration is obtained, as well as its asymptotic expansions. The gravitational force is compared with the Casimir force acting between a cylinder and a plate. Numerical computations for the prospective constraints on non-Newtonian gravity are performed for a recently proposed experiment using a microfabricated cylinder attached to a micromachined oscillator. Specifically, it is shown that this experiment is expected to obtain up to 70 times stronger constraints on the Yukawa-type force, compared with the best present day limits, over a wide interaction range from 12.5 to 630 nm.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Federal University of Paraiba, C.P.5008, CEP 58059-900, Joao Pessoa, Pb (Brazil)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21513037
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.82.115005; (c) 2010 American Institute of Physics; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASYMPTOTIC SOLUTIONS; CALCULATION METHODS; CASIMIR EFFECT; CORRECTIONS; EXPANSION; GRAVITATION; INTERACTION RANGE; OSCILLATORS; YUKAWA POTENTIAL; DISTANCE; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; NUCLEAR POTENTIAL; POTENTIALS

Citation Formats

Klimchitskaya, G L, and Romero, C. Strengthening constraints on Yukawa-type corrections to Newtonian gravity from measuring the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.82.115005.
Klimchitskaya, G L, & Romero, C. Strengthening constraints on Yukawa-type corrections to Newtonian gravity from measuring the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.82.115005
Klimchitskaya, G L, and Romero, C. Wed . "Strengthening constraints on Yukawa-type corrections to Newtonian gravity from measuring the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVD.82.115005.
@article{osti_21513037,
title = {Strengthening constraints on Yukawa-type corrections to Newtonian gravity from measuring the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate},
author = {Klimchitskaya, G L and Romero, C},
abstractNote = {We discuss the possibility of obtaining stronger constraints on non-Newtonian gravity from measuring the gradient of the Casimir force between a cylinder and a plate. The exact analytical expression for the Yukawa-type force in a cylinder-plate configuration is obtained, as well as its asymptotic expansions. The gravitational force is compared with the Casimir force acting between a cylinder and a plate. Numerical computations for the prospective constraints on non-Newtonian gravity are performed for a recently proposed experiment using a microfabricated cylinder attached to a micromachined oscillator. Specifically, it is shown that this experiment is expected to obtain up to 70 times stronger constraints on the Yukawa-type force, compared with the best present day limits, over a wide interaction range from 12.5 to 630 nm.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.82.115005},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21513037}, journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 11,
volume = 82,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {12}
}