(Small) bibliography on the Casimir Effect
compiled by James F. Babb
It seems as if a new study appears every day touching on Casimir
effects or Casimir forces—I will continue to add here some of
those papers (and others) as before. Click
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repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces, J. N. Munday, Federico
Capasso, and V. Adrian Parsegian, see Nature , vol. 457,
January 8, 2009, pp. 170-173. See also Superlubricity Using Repulsive van der Waals Forces,
Adam A. Feiler,
Lennart Bergström, and Mark W. Rutland, Langmuir vol. 24 (2008) 2274. Both experiments carried out in liquids.
Fatal attraction - Quantum forces create a sticky
situation for microdevices by Melinda Rose discusses MEMS applications
and intermolecular forces such as van der Waals and Casimir interactions,
see Photonics Spectra , vol. 42, issue 11, November 2008, page 77.
A brief article Exploiting zero-point energy by Philip Yam
explores the issue of whether the Casimir effect has practical
applications, see Scientific American, vol. 277, No. 6, December
1997, pp. 82-85.
See also Quantum stickiness
put to use by Eric J. Lerner, The Industrial Physicist, vol.
7, No. 4, August/September 2001, p. 8, which talks about the MEMS
Chan et al..
The Economist, May 22, 2008, featured a brief article.
Feel the force, by Philip Ball,
Nature 447, 772-774 (14 June 2007), doi:10.1038/447772a.
Profile of F. Capasso and collaborators.
Casimir forces: Still surprising after 60 years, by Steve K. Lamoreaux,
Physics Today, February 2007, p. 40.
The Casimir effect: a force from nothing
by Astrid Lambrecht, Physics World, September 2002, p. 3.
Another good introduction, very accessible.
Retarded, or Casimir, long-range potentials by Larry Spruch,
Physics Today, November 1986, pp. 37-45.
- Very introductory material can be found in A short
history of the universe, Joseph Silk (Scientific American
Library/W.H. Freeman, New York, 1994) pp. 67-69. See also Vacuum
matters, Hans Christian von Baeyer, Discover, March 1992, pp. 108-112
short essay on the interplay between theory and experiment
in studies of the Casimir effect.
- Here are some more technical, but still general, introductory
Long-range (Casimir) interactions, Larry Spruch, Science
272, June 7, 1996, pp. 1452-1455
The quantum vacuum: An introduction to quantum electrodynamics,
Peter W. Milonni (Academic Press, Boston, 1995, ISBN 978-0-12-498080-8 ).
Also, lecture by Peter Milonni at the Institute for Quantum Computing,
video, given on February 7, 2011 amplifies and updates some of the book's topics.
Casimir Forces, Peter W. Milonni and Mei-Li Shih, Contemporary
Physics 33, no.5 (1992), pp. 313-322
Nothing's plenty: The vacuum in modern quantum field theory, I.
J. R. Aitchison, Contemporary Physics 26, no.4 (1985),
pp. 333-391. This one is a nice overview of The Vacuum and discusses the
Casimir effect in Section 3.2.
Essay Review: Field theorists strike back---Stochastic
electrodynamics, M. H. Wallis, Contemporary Physics
39, (1998), pp. 483-486. A book review with some
interesting comments about the Casimir effect and stochastic
electrodynamics (a way of doing Q.E.D., see Milonni's book above).
Essentials of the Casimir effect and its computation, E.
Elizalde and A. Romeo, Am. J. Phys. 59, no.8 (1991), pp.
Resource Letter VWCPF-1: Van der Waals and Casimir-Polder forces,
K. A. Milton, Am. J. Phys. 79, no. 7, 697-711 (2011).
Resource Letter CF-1: Casimir Force,
S. K. Lamoreaux, Am. J. Phys. 67 (1999), 850-861.
A book composed of chapters by experts in the field:
Casimir Physics, Lecture Notes in Physics 834,
Diego A. R. Dalvit, Peter W. Milonni, David C. Roberts and Felipe S. S. Rosa, eds., Springer-Verlag (Berlin Heidelberg), 2011.
Advances in the Casimir effect,
M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen and V. M. Mostepanenko (Oxford, 2009, ISBN 978-0-19-923874-3 ). See also,
The Casimir effect and its applications, V. M. Mostepanenko and N.
N. Trunov (Oxford, 1997).
The Casimir effect: Physical manifestations of zero-point energy, K. A. Milton (World Scientific, 2001, ISBN 978-981-02-4397-5 ).
Surface modes in physics, Bo. E. Sernelius, (Wiley-VCH, Berlin, 2001, ISBN 978-3-527-40313-4 ),
van der Waals forces, V. Adrian Parsegian, (Cambridge, 2006, ISBN 978-0-521-83906-8 ).
and see also
Quantum optics, W. Vogel and D.-G. Welsch
(3rd edition, Wiley, 2005, ISBN 978-3-527-40507-7 ).
- Critical works on the Casimir effect/vacuum fluctuation connection
The Casimir Effect and the Interpretation of the Vacuum,
S. E. Rugh, H. Zinkernagel, and T. Y. Cao,
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B:
vol. 30 (1999), pp. 111-139, doi:10.1016/S1355-2198(98)00034-3 . Worth a look.
Also, Casimir effect and the quantum vacuum,
R. L. Jaffe, Phys. Rev. D 72 (2005), 021301(R), doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.72.021301 .
- Historical, review type, works
Julian Schwinger: Source Theory and the UCLA Years---From Magnetic
Charge to the Casimir Effect, K. A. Milton, Metaphysical Review,
3 (4), November 1, 1996, pp. 1-7. Also a list of J.
Schwinger's publications. See also, K. A. Milton and J. Mehra,
Climbing the mountain:
The scientific biography of Julian Schwinger
(Oxford U. Press, 2003 ).
- Technical, review type, works
New developments in the Casimir effect,
M. Bordag, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko,
Phys. Rep., 353 (2001) 1-205.
The Casimir effect: Recent controversies and progress,
Kimball A. Milton,
J. Phys. A.: Math. Gen., 37 (2004) R209-R277.
Touches on plates, atoms and surfaces, and cosmology.
New aspects of the Casimir effect: Fluctuations and radiative
reaction, G. Barton, Advances in Atomic and Molecular Physics,
Suppl.2, P. R. Berman, ed., Academic Press, NY, (1994),
Movement and fluctuations of the vacuum, Marc-Thierry Jaekel
and Serge Reynaud, Rep. Prog. Physics, 60 (1997), pp.
863-887. Casimir effects can be derived using vacuum fluctuation
- A classic paper
The general theory of van der Waals forces, I. E.
Dzyaloshinskii, E. M. Lifshitz, and L. P. Pitaevskii Advances in Physics,
10 (1961) pp. 165-209
- And of course the papers that started it all
The influence of retardation on the London-van der Waals
forces, H. B. G. Casimir and D. Polder, Physical Review
73 (1948) pp. 360-372
On the attraction between two perfectly conducting plates, H.
B. G. Casimir, Proc. K. Ned. Akad. Wet. 60, (1948) pp. 793-795.
A tip of the hat to August Romeo for sending me a copy of the
Effect of hydrogen-switchable mirrors on the Casimir force,
D. Iannuzzi, M. Lisanti, and F. Capasso, PNAS
101 (12), pp. 4019-4023.
Measurement of the Casimir Force between Dissimilar Metals,
R. S. Decca, D. López, E. Fischbach, and D. E. Krause,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 050402 (2003).
Measurement of the Casimir force between parallel metallic
surfaces, G. Bressi, G. Carugno, R. Onofrio, and G. Ruoso, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 88, 041804 (2002).
H. B. Chan, V. A. Aksyuk, R. N. Kleiman, D. J.
Bishop, F. Capasso, Phys. Rev. Lett., 87, 211801 (2001).
Measured Casimir force effects in a MEMS oscillatory system.
Quantum mechanical acutation of microelectromechanical systems
by the Casimir force, H. B. Chan, V. A. Aksyuk, R. N. Kleiman, D. J.
Bishop, F. Capasso, Science, 291, 1941 (2001). Detected Casimir
force effects on static properties of MEMS device.
surfaces with 0.4-nm rms roughness suitable for force measurements:
Application to the Casimir force in the 20-100-nm range, T. Ederth,
Phys. Rev. A 62, 062104 (2000). Describes measurements
using gold surfaces.
Precision Measurement of the Casimir Force from 0.1 to 0.9
microns, U. Mohideen and Anushree Roy, Phys. Rev. Lett.
81, No.21, (1998) p. 4549-4552; Precision measurement
of the Casimir force using gold surfaces, B. W. Harris, F. Chen, and
U. Mohideen, Phys. Rev. A 62, 052109 (2000) (5 pages).
Used an AFM to measure the force between a sphere and plate.
Their result was used to constrain hypothetical interactions....
Stronger constraints for nanometer scale Yukawa-type hypothetical
interactions the new measurement of the Casimir force, M. Bordag, B.
Geyer, G. L. Klimchitskaya and V. M. Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev. D
60 (1999) 055004.
See also, Precise calculation of the Casimir force between gold
surfaces, V. B. Svetovoy and M. V. Lokhanin, Mod. Phys. Lett.
A 15 (2000) 1437-1444, where it is concluded that
"possibly, a new force has been detected at small separations between
S. K. Lamoreaux published a paper detailing experiments showing the
presence of the Casimir effect for two conducting plates (well, actually
a lens and a plate) with separations of the order of microns. See the
article, Physical Review Letters, 78, 5 (1997); and the
erratum, 81, 5475-6 (1998).
The Lamoreaux experiment was covered Malcolm W. Browne in the New
York Times, Jan. 21, 1997, p.C1
Lamoreaux presented an analysis of the interaction between conducting
plates for Au, Cu, and Al in Calculation of the Casimir force between
imperfectly conducting plates, Phys. Rev. A, 59 (1999),
R3149-R3153. Later workers reanalyzed the details of the calculation of
the dielectric function in Lamoreaux's analysis, see A. Lambrecht and S.
Reynaud, Phys. Rev. Lett., 84 (2000), 5672, and corrected a
fitting error, see M. Bostrom and Bo E. Sernelius, Comment on
"Calculation of the Casimir force between imperfectly conducting
plates", Phys. Rev. A, 61 (2000), 046101. There is a reply to
Lambrecht and Reynaud from Lamoreaux in Phys. Rev. Lett., 84
(2000), 5673. Another article by Bostrom and Sernelius, Thermal
effects on the Casimir force in the 0.1 - 5 micron range, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 84 (2000), 4757-4760, investigates finite
temperature effects for situations such as that studied by Lamoreaux. See
the ensuing comment: Comment on "Thermal Effects on the Casimir
Force in the 0.1-5 μm Range", S. K. Lamoreaux, Phys. Rev. Lett.
87, 139101 (2001), and reply, Sernelius
Replies:, B. E. Sernelius, ibid.,139102.
- Demonstration of the lateral Casimir force, F. Chen, U.
Mohideen , G. L. Klimchitskaya and V. M. Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 88, 101801 (2002).
- and see
Constraints for hypothetical interactions from a recent demonstration
of the Casimir force and some possible improvements, M. Bordag, B.
Geyer, G. L. Klimchitskaya and V. M. Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev. D,
58, in press (1998).
Used Lamoreaux's data.
Complete roughness and conductivity corrections for Casimir force
measurement, G. L. Klimchitskaya, Anushree Roy, U. Mohideen, and V.
M. Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev. A 60 (1999), pp.
Used Mohideen and Roy's data.
Higher-order conductivity corrections to the Casimir force,V. B.
Bezerra, G. L. Klimchitskaya, and V. M. Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev. A
62 (2000), 014012.
And see, Probing the strong boundary shape dependence of the
Casimir force, T. Emig, A. Hanke, R. Golestanian, and M. Kardar,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 260402 (2001).
- More mathematical works
Is repulsive Casimir force physical? Sung Nae Cho,
Recent study of a problem of contemporary interest.
Electromagnetic waves near perfect conductors. I. Multiple
scattering expansions. Distribution of modes, R. Balian and B.
Duplantier, Ann. Physics (NY) 104 (1977), 300-335
Electromagnetic waves near perfect conductors.
II. Casimir effect,
R. Balian and B. Duplantier, Ann. Physics (NY) 112
(1978), 165-208 (doi:10.1016/0003-4916(78)90083-0). Casimir effect for general temperature, conductor
geometry, and topology.
Now, the Casimir force is admittedly a small effect. Even tinier in
magnitude than the main effect are radiative corrections...
Radiative corrections to the Casimir energy, Xinwei Kong and Finn
Ravndal, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 (1997), 545-548.
O(alpha) radiative correction to the Casimir energy for penetrable
mirrors, M. Bordag and K. Scharnhorst, Physical Review Letters,
81 (1998) pp. 3815-18.
Radiative correction to the Casimir force on a sphere, M. Bordag
and J. Lindig, Physical Review D, 58 (1998) pp. 1-16.
Repulsive Casimir force as a result of vacuum radiation
pressure, V. Hushwater, Am. J. Phys., 65
(1997), pp. 381-384.
Unified treatment of some Casimir energies and Lamb shifts: A
dielectric between two ideal conductors, Martin Schaden, Larry
Spruch, and Fei Zhou, Phys. Rev. A 57 (1998), pp.
Casimir interaction among
objects immersed in a fermionic environment, A. Bulgac and A. Wirzba,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001), p. 120404 (4 pp.).
- More works on surface roughness
Casimir force between a flat plate and a spherical lens:
Application to the results of a new experiment, V. B. Bezerra, G. L.
Klimchitskaya, and C. Romero, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 12,
Surface roughness contribution to the Casimir interaction between
an isolated atom and a cavity wall, V. B. Bezerra, G. L.
Klimchitskaya, and C. Romero, Phys. Rev. A 61 (2000).
- Finite temperature
Correlation between plasma and temperature
corrections to the Casimir force,
C. Genet, A. Lambrecht, and S. Reynaud,
Int. J. Mod. Phys. A17, 761-766 (2002).
Casimir Effect: The Classical Limit, J. Feinberg, A. Mann,
M. Revzen. Ann. Phys. (N.Y.) 288, 103 (2001).
Classical Casimir interactions of some simple systems at very high temperature, L. Spruch
Phys. Rev. A 66, 022103 (2002).
Classical Casimir effect: The interaction of ideal parallel walls
at a finite temperature, M. Schaden and L. Spruch, Phys. Rev.
A 65, 034101 (2002).
Semiclassical Casimir energies at finite temperature, M.
Schaden and L. Spruch, Phys. Rev. A 65, 022108
Atom-atom interactions at and
between metal surfaces at nonzero temperature, M. Boström, J. J.
Longdell, and B. W. Ninham, Phys. Rev. A 64, 062702
Perturbative Casimir shifts
of nondispersive spheres at finite temperature, G. Barton, Phys.
Rev. A 64 (2001), 032103 (7 pp.); Long-range
Casimir-Polder-Feinberg-Sucher intermolecular potential at nonzero
temperature, G. Barton, Phys. Rev. A 64 (2001),
032102 (4 pp.)
Investigation of the
temperature dependence of the Casimir force between real metals, G.
L. Klimchitskaya and V. M. Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev.
A63 (2001), 062108 (18 pp.)
Casimir force at both nonzero temperature and finite
conductivity, M. Bordag, B. Geyer, G. L. Klimchitskaya, and V. M.
Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85 (2000), pp. 503-506.
See also ensuing comments from Bostrom and Sernelius, Phys. Rev. Lett.
87, 259101 (2001) and reply from Bordag, Geyer, Klimchitskaya, and
Mostepanenko, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 259102 (2001) concerning Bostrom and
Sernelius, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000) 4757, mentioned
Linear temperature correction to the Casimir force,V. B.
Svetovoy and M. V. Lokhanin, Phys. Lett. A 280 (2001)
Temperature dependence of the Casimir effect between metallic
mirrors,C. Genet, A. Lambrecht, and S. Reynaud , Phys. Rev. A
62 (2000), p. 012110
Temperature dependence of atom-atom interactions, H.
Wennerstrom, J. Daicic, and B.W. Ninham, Phys. Rev. A
60 (1999), pp. 2581-2584..
Casimir-Polder interaction at finite temperature, G. H.
Goedecke and R. C. Wood, Phys. Rev. A 60 (1999), pp.
Lifshitz theory of Casimir forces at finite temperature, B.
W. Ninham and J. Daicic, Phys. Rev. A 57 (1998), pp.
- Dynamical Casimir effect
Path-integral approach to the dynamic Casimir effect with
fluctuating boundaries, Ramin Golestanian and Mehran Kardar, Phys.
Rev. A 58 (1998), pp. 1713-1722.
Renormalization-group approach to the dynamical Casimir effect,
Diego A. R. Dalvit and Francisco D. Mazzitelli, Phys. Rev. A
57 (1998), pp. 2113-2119.
Decoherence via the dynamical Casimir effect, Diego A. R.
Dalvit and P. A. Maia Neto, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000),
798-801; Radiation pressure as a source of decoherence, P. A.
Maia Neto and D. A. R. Dalvit, Phys. Rev. A 62 (2000),
042103 (11 pp.).
Sonoluminescence as a QED vacuum effect: Probing Schwinger's
proposal, S. Liberati, F. Belgiorno, M. Visser, D.W. Sciama, quant-ph/9805031
Dynamical Casimir effect at finite temperature, G. Plunien,
R. Schützhold, and G. Soff, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000),
- Approaches related to classical (closed) paths
Infinity-free semiclassical evaluation of Casimir effects,
Martin Schaden and Larry Spruch, Phys. Rev. A 58 (1998),
Semiclassical Casimir energies at finite temperature,
Martin Schaden and Larry Spruch, Phys. Rev. A 65 (2002),
Casimir effects: an optical approach I. Foundations and examples,
A. Scardicchio and R.L. Jaffe, Nuc. Phys. B, 704 (2005), pp. 552-582.
and local vacuum energy and closed orbit theory,
S. A. Fulling, in Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on
Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of External Conditions
(Norman, OK, Sept. 2003), ed. by K. Milton, Rinton Press, 2004, pp. 166-174.
See also Balian and Duplantier, above, and
(at the formerly active
Workshop on Semiclassical Approximation and Vacuum Energy,
Texas A and M University (TAMU), Jan. 12-16, 2005.
- More works on plates
Repulsive Casimir Effect with Chern Insulators,
Pablo Rodriguez-Lopez and Adolfo G. Grushin,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112 (2014) 056804 (5 pp.)
Predicts thin films of Chern insulator materials could yield
repulsive Casimir forces.
Casimir effect between two
dielectric slabs, R. Matloob and H. Falinejad, Phys. Rev. A 64 (2001) 042102(11 pp.), includes
consideration of finite temperature.
Casimir effect between two conducting
plates, R. Matlob, Phys. Rev. A 60 (1999), pp. 3421-3428.
Casimir effect for two lossy dispersive dielectric slabs, R.
Matloob, A. Keshavarz, and D. Sedighi, Phys. Rev. A 60 (1999), pp. 3410-3420.
Superluminal travel requires negative energies, K. D. Olum,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998), pp. 3567-3570.
Retarded dispersion forces in
periodic dielectric media, C. L. Adler and N. M. Lawandy, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 66 (1991), pp. 2617-2620. Theoretical
investigation of Casimir effect in photonic band gap material.
- Permeable wall/s
Retarded electric and magnetic Casimir interaction of a
polarizable system and a dielectric permeable wall,Y. Tikochinsky
and L. Spruch, Phys. Rev. A 48 (1993), pp. 4236-4244. Consider an atom
and a wall that can be characterized as dielectric and permeable.
See Schaden and Spruch, Phys. Rev. A 58 (1998), pp.
935-953, listed above, for the case of a dielectric wall and a permeable
wall. Also M. V. Cougo-Pinto, C. Farina, F. C. Santos. A. C. Tort, J.
Phys. A 32 (1999), pp. 4463-4474.
- Rectangular cavity
Analysis of zero-point electromagnetic energy and Casimir forces in
conducting rectangular cavities, G. Jordan Maclay, Phys. Rev. A 61
(2000), p. 052110 (18 pp.).
- Spheres, circles, wedges, and lines
Perturbative Casimir energies of dispersive spheres, cubes and
cylinders, G Barton, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 34
(2001), pp. 4083-4114.
Casimir force between a dielectric sphere and a wall: A model for
amplification of vacuum fluctuations, L. H. Ford, Phys. Rev. A
58 (1998), pp. 4279-4286.
Casimir-Polder effect for a perfectly conducting wedge, I.
Brevik, M. Lygren, and V. N. Marachevsky, Annals of Physics
267 (1998), pp. 134-42. (This is not the first "wedge"
Complete zeta-function approach to the electromagnetic Casimir
effect for spheres and circles, S. Leseduarte and August Romeo,
Annals of Physics 250 (1996), pp. 448-484
Casimir interaction between a microscopic dipole oscillator and a
macroscopic solenoid, R. Blanco, K. Dechoum, H. M. França, and E.
Santos, Phys. Rev. A 57 (1998), pp. 724-730
Energy level shifts in two-dimensional hydrogen atoms near a
metallic rod, Jens O. Andersen, Physics Letters
A,180 (1993), pp. 203-207. Theoretical treatment.
Interaction potential for two filaments and for an atom interacting
with a filament, Yu. S. Barash and A. A. Kyasov, Soviet Physics-JETP,
68 (1989), p. 39. Comprehensive theoretical
Casimir potential for an atom and a plate
- Experiment with very slow metastable neon atoms
Specular reflection of very
slow metastable neon atoms from a solid surface, F. Shimizu, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 86 (2001), pp. 987-990.
Theory of atom near a parabolic mirror
Focusing vacuum fluctuations, L. H. Ford and N. F. Scaiter,
Phys. Rev. A. 62 (2000), 062105.
Casimir potential for a Bose-Einstein condensate and a surface
- Experiment with Rb atoms and Cu or silicon nitride
Impact of the Casimir-Polder potential and Johnson noise on Bose-Einstein condensate stability near surfaces, Yu-ju Lin, Igor Teper, Cheng Chin, and Vladan Vuletic, Phys.
Rev. Lett. 92 (2004), 050404 (4 pp.).
Casimir potential for an atom between two plates
- Experiment with sodium atoms
Measurement of the Casimir-Polder force, C. I. Sukenik, M. G.
Boshier, D. Cho, V. Sandoghdar, and E. A. Hinds, Phys. Rev. Lett.
70, (1993) pp. 560-563.
- Theoretical works
Atom dynamics between conducting plates, S. Al-Awfi and M.
Babiker, Phys. Rev. A 58, (1998) pp. 2274-2281
Long-range interactions of sodium atoms, P. Kharchenko, J. F.
Babb, and A. Dalgarno, Phys. Rev. A, vol. 55 (1997), pp. 3566-3572. Errata
Casimir potential for the helium dimer
- Experimental papers
Direct measurement of the size of the helium dimer, Fei Luo,
Clayton F. Giese, and W. Ronald Gentry, J. Chemical Physics
104 (1996) pp. 1151-1154
The nondestructuve detection of the helium dimer and trimer, W.
Schoellkopf and J. P. Toennies, J. Chemical Physics 104
(1996), p.1155-1158; W. Schoellkopf and J. P. Toennies, Science
266, Nov. 25, 1994, pp. 1345-1348
- Theoretical papers
Onset of Casimir-Polder retardation in a long-range molecular quantum
state, M. Przybytek, B. Jeziorski, W. Cencek, J. Komasa, J. B. Mehl,
and K. Szalewicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 (2012), 183201.
Influence of retardation on the vibrational wave function and
binding energy of the helium dimer, Fei Luo, Geunsik Kim, George C.
McBane, Clayton F. Giese, and W. Ronald Gentry, J. Chemical Physics
98 (1993) p. 9687
Retarded dipole-dipole dispersion interaction potential for
helium, M. J. Jamieson, G. W. F. Drake, and A. Dalgarno, Phys. Rev. A
51 (1995) pp.3358-3361
Extra dimensions and the cosmological constant
Casimir energy in deconstruction and the cosmological constant,
Florian Bauer, Manfred Lindner, Gerhart Seidl,
Critical Casimir Effect near the 3He-4He
M. Chan and R. Garcia, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88
Order-parameter profiles and Casimir amplitudes in critical slabs
, Z. Borjan and P. J. Upton, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81
(1998), pp. 4911-4914.
Casimir forces at tricritical points: theory and possible
experiments, U. Ritschel, and M. Gerwinski, Physica A,
243 (1997), pp. 362-7.
Retardation effects in Rydberg states of the helium atom
- Experimental papers
E.A. Hessels, P.W. Arcuni, F.J. Deck, and S.R. Lundeen Phys.
Rev. A, 46 (1992) pp. 2622
Precision separated-oscillatory-field measurement..., C.H.
Storry, N.E. Rothery, and E.A. Hessels, Phys. Rev. Letters,
75 (1995) pp. 3249-3252
Separated-oscillatory-field measurement of the n=10
+F3-+G4 interval in helium: A
200-part-per-billion measurement, C.H. Storry, N.E. Rothery, and E.A.
Hessels, Phys. Rev. A, 55 (1997) pp. 967-977
Fast-beam measurements of the 10D-10F fine-structure
intervals in helium, Nelson E. Claytor, E. A. Hessels, and S. R.
Lundeen Phys. Rev. A., 52 (1995) pp. 165-177.
Retardation effects in Rydberg states of the lithium atom
- Theoretical papers
Retardation (Casimir) effect for a multielectron core system and a
Rydberg electron, James F. Babb and Larry Spruch, Phys. Rev. A, vol.
40 (1989), pp. 2917-2927
Relativistic, retardation, and radiative corrections in Rydberg
states of lithium, A. K. Bhatia and R. J. Drachman, Phys. Rev. A.,
55 (1997) pp. 1842-1845
- Experimental papers
Measurement of the n=9 F-to-G levels in atomic
lithium, C. H. Storry, N. E. Rothery, and E. A. Hessels, Phys. Rev.
A., 55 (1997) pp. 128-133.
Retardation in alkali-metal atom-atom interactions
- Unretarded interactions
Usually the interaction can be described in terms of van der Waals
coefficients, see for example, J. Goodisman, Diatomic interaction
potential theory (New York, Academic Press, 1973).
- Relativisitic connections
Short distance relativistic atom-atom
forces, J. F. Babb.
This is a short survey of the connection between the
Casimir-Polder potentials from QED for the atom-atom and the ion-electron
interactions and the corresponding relativistic potentials arising from
the Breit-Pauli Hamiltonian. Read the preprint abstract (this link
also contains links to get the entire preprint.) Text file approximation to the preprint.
Related meetings and conferences
Casimir Forces Topical Group met from March 16-27, 1998. The
proceedings were published in Comments on Modern Physics,
1 (2000) pp. 171-247 . The complete issue was dedicated
to Professor Casimir on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Casimir effects: Recent developments in theory
and experiment was held at ITAMP
on November 14, 15, and 16, 2002.
will take place at the physics school of Les Houches, France, from March 30 through April 4, 2014.
A list of workshops and meetings sponsored by the CASIMIR-network European Research Networking Programme.
The 34th PIERS in Stockholm, Sweden featured
a number of sessions on Casimir effects and
August 12-15, 2013, and see the
Foundations of Casimir Physics Symposium.
Engineering the Casimir Forces: theoretical and experimental perspectives
was held in Vilaflor, Tenerife, Nov. 9-11, 2012.
Frontiers of Casimir Physics conference was held during a Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) of the same name in Ushuaia, Argentina, October 6-17, 2012.
The Lorentz Center Casimir Physics School and Workshop was held in Leiden, March 5-12, 2012.
Casimir physics session at the 2011 PQE conference, January 2-6, Snowbird, UT, featuring
a number of talks on the last day.
- Workshops on Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of
Casimir Effect Fifty Years Later - Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on
Quantum Field Theory under the Influence of External Conditions,
Leipzig, Germany, 14 - 18 September 1998, ed. by M. Bordag, World
Scientific, Singapore, 1999. The 2001 meeting
QFEXT01 was held September
10-14 in Leipzig and the 2003 meeting
QFEXT03 was held
September 15-19 at the University of Oklahoma.
QFEXT05 was held in Barcelona, September 5-9, 2005 and
was held at the University of Leipzig, September 16-21, 2007.
QFEXT09 , University of Oklahoma,
September 21-25, 2009.
QFEXT11 was held in Benasque, Spain, under the auspices of the Centro de ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, from September 18-24, 2011.
Satellite meeting (to QFEXT09), held September 27-29, 2009, New frontiers in Casimir force control, Santa Fe, NM.
International Workshop "60 Years of Casimir Effect" was held in Brasilia, Brazil from June 23-27, 2008. Proceedings published in
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 161 (2009).
Press release, and
Press release and press release: Some awards have been made in Casimir Effect Enhancement (CEE) from Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) arising out of DARPA-BAA-08-59.
There is also CASIMIR, "a European Research Networking Programme dedicated to the Casimir effect. Its aim is to foster European and pan-European collaborations on long standing problems in the field as well as on new trends in Casimir force experiments, applications, and theory",
KITP Program: The Theory and Practice of Fluctuation-Induced Interactions August 20 to November 21, 2008.
The Casimir Effect - A Symposium, March 18, 2005, to honor the retirement of Professor Igor Dzyaloshinskii, University of California, Irvine.
QED, Quantum Vacuum and the Search for New Forces met from June 5 to 9, 2005
in Les Houches, France.
Synergy Between Experiment and Computation in Nanoscale Science - Conference: May 31 - June 3, 2006 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Session on Casimir forces.
Dispersion Forces and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems - Workshop: Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2006, Lorentz Center, Leiden.
Poincaré - March 9, 2002,
vide - Dark Energy, Paris.
Professor H. B. G. Casimir died on May 4,
2000. He was 90. Obituaries appeared in Physics Today, September
2000, p. 80 and The New York Times, October 13, 2000, p.
The European Journal of Physics has
published a special section entitled "Hendrik Casimir" in vol. 22, no. 4,
July 2001. See, in particular, D. L. Andrews and L. C. Dávila Romero,
Conceptualization of the Casimir effect, Eur. J. Phys. 22 (2001) pp. 447-451; E. A. Power,
Casimir-Polder potential from first principles, ibid., pp. 453-461;
G. Jordan Maclay, H. Fearn, and P. W. Milonni, Of some theoretical
significance: implications of Casimir forces, ibid., pp.463-469.
Focus issue on Casimir Forces, eds. Ruben Barrera and Serge Reynaud, in
New Journal of Physics, vol. 8 (2006),
(Thanks to Tim Smith, Publisher, for the link.)