Conceptualization of the Casimir effect

Andrews, D L and Davila Romero, L C (2001) Conceptualization of the Casimir effect. European Journal of Physics, 22 (4). pp. 447-451.

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The origins and physical significance of the Casimir effect are reviewed, linking the zero-point energy of the vacuum in quantum electrodynamics with a force between conducting plates. It is shown how, by the use of dimensional and other simple physical arguments, the major features of the phenomenon can be derived.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 23:50
DOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/22/4/321

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