The Casimir force between real materials: Experiment and theory

@article{Klimchitskaya2009TheCF,
  title={The Casimir force between real materials: Experiment and theory},
  author={Galina L. Klimchitskaya and Umar Mohideen and Vladimir M. Mostepanenko},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2009},
  volume={81},
  pages={1827-1885}
}
The physical origin of the Casimir force is connected with the existence of zero-point and thermal fluctuations. The Casimir effect is very general and finds applications in various fields of physics. This review is limited to the rapid progress at the intersection of experiment and theory that has been achieved in the last few years. It includes a critical assessment of the proposed approaches to the resolution of the puzzles arising in the applications of the Lifshitz theory of the van der… 

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