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New regime in the Casimir force observed

By nanostructuring one of two interacting metal surfaces at scales below the plasma wavelength, a new regime in the Casimir force was observed by Argonne National Laboratory researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Materials ...

dateDec 06, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Researchers see exotic force for first time

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, researchers have measured a long-theorized force that operates at distances so tiny they’re measured in billionths of a meter, which may have important applications in nanotechnology ...

dateJan 07, 2009 in General Physics
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Raising the prospects for quantum levitation

More than half-a-century ago, the Dutch theoretical physicist Hendrik Casimir calculated that two mirrors placed facing each other in a vacuum would attract. The mysterious force arises from the energy of virtual particles ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in General Physics
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