# Casimir forces in a plasma: possible connections to Yukawa potentials

@article{Ninham2014CasimirFI, title={Casimir forces in a plasma: possible connections to Yukawa potentials}, author={Barry W. Ninham and Mathias Bostr{\"o}m and Clas Persson and Iver Brevik and Stefan Yoshi Buhmann and Bo E. Sernelius}, journal={The European Physical Journal D}, year={2014}, volume={68}, pages={1-9} }

We present theoretical and numerical results for the screened Casimir effect between perfect metal surfaces in a plasma. We show how the Casimir effect in an electron-positron plasma can provide an important contribution to nuclear interactions. Our results suggest that there is a connection between Casimir forces and nucleon forces mediated by mesons. Correct nuclear energies and meson masses appear to emerge naturally from the screened Casimir-Lifshitz effect.

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