Observation of the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit

  title={Observation of the dynamical Casimir effect in a superconducting circuit},
  author={C. Wilson and G. Johansson and Arsalan Pourkabirian and M. Simoen and J. Johansson and T. Duty and F. Nori and P. Delsing},
  • C. Wilson, G. Johansson, +5 authors P. Delsing
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • One of the most surprising predictions of modern quantum theory is that the vacuum of space is not empty. In fact, quantum theory predicts that it teems with virtual particles flitting in and out of existence. Although initially a curiosity, it was quickly realized that these vacuum fluctuations had measurable consequences—for instance, producing the Lamb shift of atomic spectra and modifying the magnetic moment of the electron. This type of renormalization due to vacuum fluctuations is now… CONTINUE READING
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