Conceptualization of the Casimir effect

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Abstract

The origins and physical significance of the Casimir effect are reviewed, linking the zero-point energy of the vacuum in quantum electrodynamics with a force between conducting plates. It is shown how, by the use of dimensional and other simple physical arguments, the major features of the phenomenon can be derived.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-451
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2001

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