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Pulsating Casimir force

Klimchitskaya, G L and Mohideen, U and Mostepanenko, V M (2007) Pulsating Casimir force. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 40 (34). F841-F847.

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Based on the Lifshitz theory we show that the illumination of one (Si) plate in the three-layer systems Au-ethanol-Si, Si-ethanol-Si and a-Al2O3-ethanol-Si with laser pulses can change the Casimir attraction to Casimir repulsion and vice versa. The proposed effect opens novel opportunities in nanotechnology to actuate the periodic movement in electro- and optomechanical micromachines based entirely on the zero-point oscillations of the quantum vacuum without the action of mechanical springs.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5301
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:06 Aug 2009 11:25
Last Modified:06 Aug 2009 11:32

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