Recent developments in the Casimir effect

  title={Recent developments in the Casimir effect},
  author={Kimball A. Milton},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • K. Milton
  • Published 15 September 2008
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
In this paper I review various developments in the past year concerning quantum vacuum energy, the Casimir effect. In particular, there has been continuing controversy surrounding the temperature correction to the Lifshitz formula for the Casimir force between real materials, be they metals or semiconductors. Consensus has emerged as to how Casimir energy accelerates in a weak gravitational field; quantum vacuum energy, including the divergent parts which renormalize the masses of the Casimir… 

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