New developments in the Casimir effect

  title={New developments in the Casimir effect},
  author={M. Bordag and U. Mohideen and V. Mostepanenko},
  journal={Physics Reports},
  • M. Bordag, U. Mohideen, V. Mostepanenko
  • Published 2001
  • Physics
  • Physics Reports
  • Abstract We provide a review of both new experimental and theoretical developments in the Casimir effect. The Casimir effect results from the alteration by the boundaries of the zero-point electromagnetic energy. Unique to the Casimir force is its strong dependence on shape, switching from attractive to repulsive as function of the size, geometry and topology of the boundary. Thus, the Casimir force is a direct manifestation of the boundary dependence of quantum vacuum. We discuss in depth the… CONTINUE READING
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