Lifshitz theory of van der Waals pressure in dissipative media

@article{Zheng2011LifshitzTO,
  title={Lifshitz theory of van der Waals pressure in dissipative media},
  author={Y. Zheng and A. Narayanaswamy},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={042504-1-042504-6}
}
We derive a first-principles method of determining the van der Waals or Casimir pressure in a dissipative and dispersive planar multilayered system by calculating the Maxwell stress tensor in a fictitious layer of vacuum, that is eventually made to vanish, introduced in the structure. This is illustrated by calculating the van der Waals pressure in a thin film with dissipative properties embedded between two semi-infinite media. 
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