Quantum forces in cavities

  title={Quantum forces in cavities},
  author={Eric G. Cavalcanti and Adolfo P. C. Malbouisson},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We present an alternative route to investigate quantum forces in a cavity, for both a free scalar field and a free fermionic field. Considering a generalized Matsubara procedure, we compute the quantum pressure on the boundaries of a compactified space in a thermal bath. Also, considering both periodic and antiperiodic boundary conditions in the cavity, we discuss the attractive or repulsive character of the quantum forces. Our results highlight the relevance and interdisciplinarity of the… 

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