Proof that Casimir force does not originate from vacuum energy

@article{Nikolic2016ProofTC,
  title={Proof that Casimir force does not originate from vacuum energy},
  author={H. Nikolic},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
  year={2016},
  volume={761},
  pages={197-202}
}
  • H. Nikolic
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Physics Letters B
  • Abstract We present a simple general proof that Casimir force cannot originate from the vacuum energy of electromagnetic (EM) field. The full QED Hamiltonian consists of 3 terms: the pure electromagnetic term H em , the pure matter term H matt and the interaction term H int . The H em -term commutes with all matter fields because it does not have any explicit dependence on matter fields. As a consequence, H em cannot generate any forces on matter. Since it is precisely this term that generates… CONTINUE READING
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