The Casimir atomic pendulum

  title={The Casimir atomic pendulum},
  author={Habib Razmi and Mahnaz Abdollahi},
  journal={Physics Letters A},
Abstract We want to introduce an atomic pendulum whose driving force (torque) is due to the quantum vacuum fluctuations. Applying the well-known Casimir–Polder effect to a special configuration (a combined structure of an atomic nanostring and a conducting plate), an atomic pendulum (Casimir atomic pendulum) is designed. Using practically acceptable data corresponding to the already known world of nanotechnology and based on reasonable/reliable numerical estimates, the period of oscillation for… Expand


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