Efficient evaluation of Casimir force in arbitrary three-dimensional geometries by integral equation methods

Jie L. Xiong, Mei Song Tong, Phillip Atkins, Weng Cho Chew

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Abstract

In this Letter, we generalized the surface integral equation method for the evaluation of Casimir force in arbitrary three-dimensional geometries. Similar to the two-dimensional case, the evaluation of the mean Maxwell stress tensor is cast into solving a series of three-dimensional scattering problems. The formulation and solution of the three-dimensional scattering problems are well-studied in classical computational electromagnetics. This Letter demonstrates that this quantum electrodynamic phenomenon can be studied using the knowledge and techniques of classical electrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2517-2520
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume374
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 2010

Keywords

  • Casimir force
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • Integral equation method
  • Maxwell-stress tensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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