Uncovering the interplay between two famous quantum effects

The Casimir force and superconductivity are two well-known quantum effects. These phenomena have been thoroughly studied separately, but what happens when these effects are combined in a single experiment? Now, Delft University ...

Researchers harness mysterious Casimir force for tiny devices

Getting something from nothing sounds like a good deal, so for years scientists have been trying to exploit the tiny amount of energy that arises when objects are brought very close together. It's a source of energy so obscure ...

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 ...

Revisiting quantum effects in MEMS

New calculations shows that the influence of quantum effects on the operating conditions of nanodevices has, until now, been overestimated.

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