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Lifshitz interaction between dielectric bodies of arbitrary geometry.
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PMID:  16384289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A formulation is developed for the calculation of the electromagnetic-fluctuation forces for dielectric objects of arbitrary geometry at small separations, as a perturbative expansion in the dielectric contrast. The resulting Lifshitz energy automatically takes on the form of a series expansion of the different many-body contributions. The formulation has the advantage that the divergent contributions can be readily determined and subtracted off, and thus makes a convenient scheme for realistic numerical calculations, which could be useful in designing nanoscale mechanical devices.
Authors:
Ramin Golestanian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2005-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0031-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-30     Completed Date:  2006-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  230601     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan 45195-1159, Iran.
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