# Casimir effect in source theory

@article{Schwinger1975CasimirEI, title={Casimir effect in source theory}, author={Julian Seymour Schwinger}, journal={Letters in Mathematical Physics}, year={1975}, volume={1}, pages={43-47} }

The theory of the Casimir effect, including its temperature dependence, is rederived by source theoretic methods, which do not employ the concept of zero point energy.

## 75 Citations

Casimir effect in Podolsky electrodynamics: A functional approach

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The general method to calculate Casimir forces using Source Theory is reviewed. Included are such issues as point splitting, high frequency cut-offs and the inclusion of temperature. The details of…

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- 2005

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Like Casimir's original force between conducting plates in vacuum, Casimir forces are usually attractive. But repulsive Casimir forces can be achieved in special circumstances. These might prove…

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I recall my interactions with Julian Schwinger, first as a graduate student at Harvard, and then as a postdoc at UCLA, in the period 1968--81, and subsequently. Some aspects of his legacy to physics…

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- 2006

We generalize Kupisewska method to the three-dimensional system and another derivation of the Casimir effect between two dielectric plates is presented based on the explicit quantization of the…

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We show that the statement in F. Sorge [Class. Quant. Grav. 36, no.23, 235006 (2019)] that the Casimir effect receives second order corrections due to gravity is not consistent. We remark especially…

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- 2018

In this paper, we investigate the thermal effect on the Casimir energy associated with a massive scalar quantum field confined between two large parallel plates in a CPT-even, aether-like…

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