Precision Measurement of the Casimir Force from 0.1 to 0.9 μm

  title={Precision Measurement of the Casimir Force from 0.1 to 0.9 $\mu$m},
  author={Umar Mohideen and Anushree Roy},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
  • U. Mohideen, A. Roy
  • Published 29 May 1998
  • Physics, Materials Science
  • Physical Review Letters
We have used an atomic force microscope to make precision measurements of the Casimir force between a metallized sphere of diameter 196 \ensuremath{\mu}m and flat plate. The force was measured for plate-sphere surface separations from 0.1 to 0.9 \ensuremath{\mu}m. The experimental results are consistent with present theoretical calculations including the finite conductivity, roughness, and temperature corrections. The root mean square average deviation of 1.6 pN between theory and experiment… 

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