Casimir effect


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Casimir effect

[′kaz·ə‚mir i‚fekt]
(quantum mechanics)
An attractive force between two parallel, conducting plates in empty space that arises from zero-point quantum fluctuations of the vacuum electromagnetic field and is proportional to 1/ d 4, where d is the plate separation.
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Casimir Effect director Gabriel admitted he was "really nervous" meeting Neil after sending him the script for the sci-fi love story he is hoping to turn into a TV show.
Former Torchwood star Gareth David Lloyd, from Newport, is also in the Casimir Effect.
Director Gabriel admitted he was "really nervous" meeting Neil after sending him the script for the Casimir Effect - a sci-fi love story he is hoping to turn into a TV show.
Former Torchwood star Gareth David Lloyd - who played Ianto Jones in the BBC Wales show until scriptwriters killed off his character last year - is also in the Casimir Effect.
In 1961, Russian theorists calculated that in certain circumstances, the Casimir effect could cause objects to repel one another - a scenario Capasso's team have finally created experimentally.
The same type of modification in vacuum properties is responsible for the so-called Casimir effect, which predicts that two such plates would alos attract each other.
a) Considering that the Schrodinger equation can be used to solve the Casimir effect (see for instance Silva [5], Alvarez & Mazzitelli [6]), therefore one may expect that there exists some effects of Casimir effect in cosmological scale, in a sense that perhaps quite similar to Unruh radiation which can be derived from the Casimir effective temperature.
The presence of the charged spheres invokes a quantum process known as the Casimir effect, which changes the nature of the vacuum between the spheres, allowing the wormhole to stay open.
Recent theoretical works have concentrated on calculating the Casimir effect in curved spacetime.
The classical Casimir effect [1, 2] may be viewed as vacuum reduction by mode truncation where the presence of conducting boundaries, or capacitor plates, excludes vacuum modes with wavelengths longer than the separation between the conductors.
Casimir effect for a spherical shell in de Sitter space.