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Casimir effect[′kaz·ə‚mir i‚fekt]
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.