The Resource Casimir Physics, edited by Diego Dalvit, Peter Milonni, David Roberts, Felipe da Rosa, (electronic resource)

Casimir Physics, edited by Diego Dalvit, Peter Milonni, David Roberts, Felipe da Rosa, (electronic resource)

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Casimir Physics
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Casimir Physics
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edited by Diego Dalvit, Peter Milonni, David Roberts, Felipe da Rosa
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eng
Summary
Casimir effects serve as primary examples of directly observable manifestations of the nontrivial properties of quantum fields, and as such are attracting increasing interest from quantum field theorists, particle physicists, and cosmologists. Furthermore, though very weak except at short distances, Casimir forces are universal in the sense that all material objects are subject to them. They are thus also an increasingly important part of the physics of atom-surface interactions, while in nanotechnology they are being investigated not only as contributors to ‘stiction’ but also as potential mechanisms for actuating micro-electromechanical devices. While the field of Casimir physics is expanding rapidly, it has reached a level of maturity in some important respects: on the experimental side, where most sources of imprecision in force measurements have been identified as well as on the theoretical side, where, for example, semi-analytical and numerical methods for the computation of Casimir forces between bodies of arbitrary shape have been successfully developed. This book is, then, a timely and comprehensive guide to the essence of Casimir (and Casimir-Polder) physics that will have lasting value, serving the dual purpose of an introduction and reference to the field. While this volume is not intended to be a unified textbook, but rather a collection of largely independent chapters written by prominent experts in the field, the detailed and carefully written articles adopt a style that should appeal to non-specialist researchers in the field as well as to a broader audience of graduate students
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Dalvit, Diego
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QC173.96-174.52
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non fiction
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  • Milonni, Peter.
  • Roberts, David
  • da Rosa, Felipe.
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Lecture Notes in Physics,
Series volume
834
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  • Physics
  • Quantum theory
  • Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Quantum Optics
  • Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • Surface and Interface Science, Thin Films
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Casimir Physics, edited by Diego Dalvit, Peter Milonni, David Roberts, Felipe da Rosa, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction -- Preface -- On the Problem of Van der Waals Forces in Dielectric Media -- Local and Global Casimir Energies: Divergences, Renormalization, and the Coupling to Gravity -- Casimir Effect in the Scattering Approach: Correlations Between Material Properties, Temperature and Geometry -- Geometry and Material Effects in Casimir Physics - Scattering Theory -- Numerical Methods for Computing Casimir Interactions -- Progress in Experimental Measurements of the Surface-Surface Casimir Force: Electrostatic Calibrations and Limitations to Accuracy -- Attractive and Repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz Forces, QED Torques, and Applications to Nanomachines -- Casimir Force in Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems -- Characterization of Optical Properties and Surface Roughness Profiles: The Casimir Force Between Real Materials -- Fluctuation -Induced Forces Between Atoms and Surfaces: the Casimir-Polder Interaction -- Modern Experiments on Atom-Surface Casimir Physics -- Fluctuations, Dissipation and the Dynamical Casimir Effect
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XIII, 457p. 102 illus., 5 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783642202889
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-642-20288-9
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-20288-9
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Casimir Physics, edited by Diego Dalvit, Peter Milonni, David Roberts, Felipe da Rosa, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Preface -- On the Problem of Van der Waals Forces in Dielectric Media -- Local and Global Casimir Energies: Divergences, Renormalization, and the Coupling to Gravity -- Casimir Effect in the Scattering Approach: Correlations Between Material Properties, Temperature and Geometry -- Geometry and Material Effects in Casimir Physics - Scattering Theory -- Numerical Methods for Computing Casimir Interactions -- Progress in Experimental Measurements of the Surface-Surface Casimir Force: Electrostatic Calibrations and Limitations to Accuracy -- Attractive and Repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz Forces, QED Torques, and Applications to Nanomachines -- Casimir Force in Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems -- Characterization of Optical Properties and Surface Roughness Profiles: The Casimir Force Between Real Materials -- Fluctuation -Induced Forces Between Atoms and Surfaces: the Casimir-Polder Interaction -- Modern Experiments on Atom-Surface Casimir Physics -- Fluctuations, Dissipation and the Dynamical Casimir Effect
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XIII, 457p. 102 illus., 5 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783642202889
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-20288-9
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-642-20288-9

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