Casimir effect in a turbulent plasma

J.T. Mendonca, R. Bingham, P.K. Shukla, D. Resendes

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Abstract

The analogy between the Casimir force acting on two parallel plates in vacuum and a similar force, which is of classical nature, acting on two parallel plates immersed in a turbulent plasma is explored. Like in the vacuum case, the force is attractive in a plasma, but its magnitude depends now on the energy level of the turbulent fluctuations as well as on the type of turbulence. The Casimir interaction between two nearby dust grains is also examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters A
Volume289
Issue number4-5
Early online date4 Oct 2001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2001

Keywords

  • turbulent plasma
  • casimir force
  • vacuum

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