Casimir forces on a silicon micromechanical chip.

  title={Casimir forces on a silicon micromechanical chip.},
  author={J. Zou and Z. Marcet and A. Rodriguez and M. T. H. Reid and A. Mccauley and I. Kravchenko and T. Lu and Y. Bao and S. Johnson and H. Chan},
  journal={Nature communications},
  • J. Zou, Z. Marcet, +7 authors H. Chan
  • Published 2013
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature communications
  • Quantum fluctuations give rise to van der Waals and Casimir forces that dominate the interaction between electrically neutral objects at sub-micron separations. Under the trend of miniaturization, such quantum electrodynamical effects are expected to play an important role in micro- and nano-mechanical devices. Nevertheless, utilization of Casimir forces on the chip level remains a major challenge because all experiments so far require an external object to be manually positioned close to the… CONTINUE READING
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