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Title: Reply to comment on ""Anomalies in electrostatic calibrations for the measurement of the Casimir force in a sphere-plane geometry

Abstract

In a recent Comment, Decca et al. [Phys. Rev. A 79, 026101 (2009)] discussed the origin of the anomalies recently reported by us in Phys. Rev. A 78, 036102(R) (2008). Here we restate our view corroborated by their considerations that quantitative geometrical and electrostatic characterizations of the conducting surfaces (a topic not discussed explicitly in the literature until very recently) are critical for the assessment of precision and accuracy of the demonstration of the Casimir force and for deriving meaningful limits on the existence of Yukawian components possibly superimposed to the Newtonian gravitational interaction.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
  3. UNIV. DI PADOVA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
961003
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-08-07013; LA-UR-08-7013
Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947; PLRAAN; TRN: US201008%%902
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review A; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71; APPROXIMATIONS; CASIMIR EFFECT; ELECTROSTATICS; GEOMETRY

Citation Formats

Dalvit, Diego A, Kim, W J, Borwn-hayes, M, Brownell, J H, and Onofrio, R. Reply to comment on ""Anomalies in electrostatic calibrations for the measurement of the Casimir force in a sphere-plane geometry. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Dalvit, Diego A, Kim, W J, Borwn-hayes, M, Brownell, J H, & Onofrio, R. Reply to comment on ""Anomalies in electrostatic calibrations for the measurement of the Casimir force in a sphere-plane geometry. United States.
Dalvit, Diego A, Kim, W J, Borwn-hayes, M, Brownell, J H, and Onofrio, R. Tue . "Reply to comment on ""Anomalies in electrostatic calibrations for the measurement of the Casimir force in a sphere-plane geometry". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/961003.
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title = {Reply to comment on ""Anomalies in electrostatic calibrations for the measurement of the Casimir force in a sphere-plane geometry},
author = {Dalvit, Diego A and Kim, W J and Borwn-hayes, M and Brownell, J H and Onofrio, R},
abstractNote = {In a recent Comment, Decca et al. [Phys. Rev. A 79, 026101 (2009)] discussed the origin of the anomalies recently reported by us in Phys. Rev. A 78, 036102(R) (2008). Here we restate our view corroborated by their considerations that quantitative geometrical and electrostatic characterizations of the conducting surfaces (a topic not discussed explicitly in the literature until very recently) are critical for the assessment of precision and accuracy of the demonstration of the Casimir force and for deriving meaningful limits on the existence of Yukawian components possibly superimposed to the Newtonian gravitational interaction.},
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