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Testing Quantum Electrodynamics: Vacuum Polarizability and Casimir Forces

  • D. Bakalov
  • G. Cantatore
  • G. Carugno
  • S. Carusotto
  • F. Della Valle
  • A. De Riva
  • P. Favaron
  • Z. Fontana
  • U. Gastaldi
  • E. Milotti
  • R. Onofrio
  • R. Pengo
  • F. Perrone
  • G. Petrucci
  • E. Polacco
  • C. Rizzo
  • G. Ruoso
  • E. Zavattini
  • G. Zavattini
Conference paper

Abstract

Besides ruling the dynamics of electric charged particles and photons in the microscopic domain, quantization of the electromagnetic field gives also rise to macroscopic observable effects. We report on the status of two experiments we are carrying out at the INFN Legnaro Laboratories on macroscopic phenomena of the vacuum of quantum electrodynamics, the birefringence induced by a magnetic field and the Casimir forces.

Keywords

Quantum Electrodynamic Vacuum Polarizability Casimir Force Magnetic Field Region Macroscopic Phenomenon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bakalov
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Cantatore
    • 1
    • 3
  • G. Carugno
    • 4
  • S. Carusotto
    • 5
  • F. Della Valle
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. De Riva
    • 6
  • P. Favaron
    • 7
  • Z. Fontana
    • 7
    • 8
  • U. Gastaldi
    • 7
  • E. Milotti
    • 1
    • 3
  • R. Onofrio
    • 4
    • 8
  • R. Pengo
    • 7
  • F. Perrone
    • 5
  • G. Petrucci
    • 7
  • E. Polacco
    • 5
  • C. Rizzo
    • 1
    • 7
  • G. Ruoso
    • 7
  • E. Zavattini
    • 1
    • 3
  • G. Zavattini
    • 6
  1. 1.INFN, Sezione di TriesteTriesteItaly
  2. 2.INRNE, Bulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Fisica,Università di TriesteTriesteItaly
  4. 4.INFN, Sezione di PadovaPadovaItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità, di Pisa and INFNPisaItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN,Università di FerraraFerraraItaly
  7. 7.INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di LegnanoLegnaroItaly
  8. 8.Dipartimento di Fisica ”G. Galilei”Università di PadovaPadovaItaly

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