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Title: Calculation of the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting plates

Abstract

The Lifshitz formalism for determining the attractive force between material bodies with generalized electromagnetic susceptibility is applied numerically to gold, copper, and aluminum. The deviation from the perfect conductivity Casimir force approximately agrees with a first-order plasma model calculation at large separation, but at separations corresponding to the plasma frequency, deviations of over 50{percent} from the first-order model are found, while deviations from corrections up to second order are about 10{percent}. These results are discussed in the context of recent measurements of the Casimir force. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physics Division 23, University of California, M.S. H803, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
337539
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; GOLD; COPPER; ALUMINIUM; REFRACTIVE INDEX; PLASMONS; PERMITTIVITY; KRAMERS-KRONIG CORRELATION; CASIMIR EFFECT; PLATES; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY

Citation Formats

Lamoreaux, S K. Calculation of the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting plates. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.59.R3149.
Lamoreaux, S K. Calculation of the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting plates. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.59.R3149
Lamoreaux, S K. Sat . "Calculation of the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting plates". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.59.R3149.
@article{osti_337539,
title = {Calculation of the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting plates},
author = {Lamoreaux, S K},
abstractNote = {The Lifshitz formalism for determining the attractive force between material bodies with generalized electromagnetic susceptibility is applied numerically to gold, copper, and aluminum. The deviation from the perfect conductivity Casimir force approximately agrees with a first-order plasma model calculation at large separation, but at separations corresponding to the plasma frequency, deviations of over 50{percent} from the first-order model are found, while deviations from corrections up to second order are about 10{percent}. These results are discussed in the context of recent measurements of the Casimir force. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.59.R3149},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/337539}, journal = {Physical Review A},
number = 5,
volume = 59,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {5}
}