# Modeling electrostatic patch effects in Casimir force measurements

@article{Behunin2012ModelingEP, title={Modeling electrostatic patch effects in Casimir force measurements}, author={Ryan O. Behunin and Francesco Intravaia and Diego A. R. Dalvit and Paulo A. Maia Neto and Serge Reynaud}, journal={Physical Review A}, year={2012}, volume={85}, pages={012504} }

Electrostatic patch potentials give rise to forces between neutral conductors at distances in the micrometer range and must be accounted for in the analysis of Casimir force experiments. In this paper we develop a quasilocal model for describing random potentials on metallic surfaces. In contrast to some previously published results, we find that patches may provide a significant contribution to the measured signal and thus may be a more important systematic effect than was previously… Expand

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