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Limits on nonstandard forces in the submicrometer range.
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PMID:  19518771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report the search for a nonstandard force by measuring the Casimir forces in the 0.48-6.5 microm range. By comparing the data and the theory of the Casimir force, we have obtained constraints for the parameter alpha of the Yukawa-type deviations from Newtonian gravity. The obtained limits are more stringent than previous limits in the 1.0-2.9 microm range. Furthermore, we have obtained lower limits for the fundamental scale M* for gauged baryon number in the bulk. In particular, for six extra dimensions, the limits on M* are stringent in the range 6.5x10(-6)<rho<2.5x10(-4).
M Masuda; M Sasaki
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review letters     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0031-9007     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys. Rev. Lett.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-12     Completed Date:  2009-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401141     Medline TA:  Phys Rev Lett     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171101     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Chiba 277-8582, Japan.
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