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Casimir Physics

Volume 834 of the series Lecture Notes in Physics pp 1-22

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Introduction

  • Diego A. R. DalvitAffiliated withTheoretical Division MS B213, Los Alamos National Laboratory Email author 
  • , Peter W. MilonniAffiliated withTheoretical Division MS B213, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • , David C. RobertsAffiliated withTheoretical Division MS B213, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • , Felipe S. S. RosaAffiliated withTheoretical Division MS B213, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Abstract

Casimir forces are associated with topological constraints on quantum fields. The most famous such effect was predicted in 1948 by Casimir, who found that there is an attractive force