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The Lifshitz Theory of The Van Der Waals and Casimir Forces Between Plane Dielectrics

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Starting with this chapter, the book goes on to deal with the Casimir effect for real bodies made of various materials rather than idealized boundaries. It presents Lifshitz theory, which provides a ... More


Dipole Interactions and Fluctuation-Induced Forces

Peter W. Milonni

in An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199215614
eISBN:
9780191868689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215614.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Concepts considered in earlier chapters, especially vacuum field fluctuations and zero-point energy, are applied to van der Waals, Casimir, and dipole-dipole resonance interactions, and to field ... More


Advances in the Casimir Effect

Michael Bordag, Galina Leonidovna Klimchitskaya, Umar Mohideen, and Vladimir Mikhaylovich Mostepanenko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The subject of this book is the Casimir effect, i.e., a manifestation of zero-point oscillations of the quantum vacuum in the form of forces acting between closely spaced bodies. It is a purely ... More


The Casimir Interaction Between a Metal and a Dielectric

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter is devoted to the Casimir interaction between two parallel plates, one metallic and the other dielectric. It is shown that if the static permittivity of a dielectric plate is finite, the ... More


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