TY - JOUR

T1 - Efficient evaluation of Casimir force in arbitrary three-dimensional geometries by integral equation methods

AU - Xiong, Jie L.

AU - Tong, Mei Song

AU - Atkins, Phillip

AU - Chew, Weng Cho

N1 - Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the HKU Research Services . Chew gratefully acknowledges support from the YT Lo Endowed Professor Fund and Grant AFOSR F9550-04-1-0326 .

PY - 2010/5/31

Y1 - 2010/5/31

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - Casimir force

KW - Computational electromagnetics

KW - Integral equation method

KW - Maxwell-stress tensor

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.04.036

DO - 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.04.036

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77953476128

SN - 0375-9601

VL - 374

SP - 2517

EP - 2520

JO - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

IS - 25

ER -