Casimir effect

(redirected from Casimir energy)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Once a dispersion relation such as (2) is derived based upon the given geometry and materials, the argument principle can be readily used to obtain the Casimir energy and force.
Casimir energy for a massive fermionic quantum field with a spherical boundary.
Casimir energy in a curved background with a spherical boundary: An exactly solvable case.