Physics of the Solid State

, Volume 44, Issue 10, pp 1809-1832

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Electromagnetic and fluctuation-electromagnetic forces of interaction of moving particles and nanoprobes with surfaces: A nonrelativistic consideration

  • G. V. DedkovAffiliated withKabardino-Balkarian University
  • , A. A. KyasovAffiliated withKabardino-Balkarian University

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The most complete nonrelativistic theory of dynamic fluctuation electromagnetic interactions between particles of various types (charges, dipoles, neutral atoms, nanoparticles) and the surfaces (flat or cylindrical) of a polarizable medium (the boundary of a solid) is reported for the first time. The theory is based on the application of the Maxwell equations and the formalism of fluctuation-dissipation relations. For a flat surface, effects of spatial dispersion are also taken into account. Papers of other authors are analyzed critically. The results of recent investigations in which dissipative fluctuational forces could be observed are considered briefly.