The Constant Cavity Pressure Casimir Inaptly Discarded

  title={The Constant Cavity Pressure Casimir Inaptly Discarded},
  author={S. Kauffmann},
Casimir's celebrated result that the conducting plates of an unpowered rectangular cavity attract each other with a pressure inversely proportional to the fourth power of their separation entails an unphysical unbounded pressure as the plate separation goes to zero. An unphysical result isn't surprising in light of Casimir's unphysical assumption of perfectly conducting plates that zero out electric fields regardless of their frequency, which he sought to counteract via a physically… CONTINUE READING


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