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Long-Range (Casimir) Interactions
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PMID:  8662466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Normally, nonrelativistic electromagnetic theory with two-particle Coulombic interactions adequately determines the interaction potential of systems A and B if the systems are composed of particles with characteristic velocities much less than the speed of light. If, however, the time it takes light to travel between A and B exceeds a characteristic oscillation period of A or B, the way in which the potential function depends on the separation of the systems can be altered. Called the Casimir effect, it has only recently been confirmed, and it arises in physics, chemistry, and biology. It is the clearest physical manifestation of the fact that, even in a vacuum, electromagnetic fields cannot all vanish.
Authors:
Spruch
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  272     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  -    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1452-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The author is with the Department of Physics, New York University, 4 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003, USA.
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