# The Casimir effect: recent controversies and progress

@article{Milton2004TheCE, title={The Casimir effect: recent controversies and progress}, author={Kimball A. Milton}, journal={Journal of Physics A}, year={2004}, volume={37} }

The phenomena implied by the existence of quantum vacuum fluctuations, grouped under the title of the Casimir effect, are reviewed, with emphasis on new results discovered in the past four years. The Casimir force between parallel plates is rederived as the strong-coupling limit of δ-function potential planes. The role of surface divergences is clarified. A summary of effects relevant to measurements of the Casimir force between real materials is given, starting from a geometrical optics…

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