An optical approximation to the Casimir effect and related topics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Robert L. Jaffe.
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In this thesis, I have studied the dependence of the Casimir force between neutral conductors on their shapes. After reducing the problem to that of finding the density of states of' an appropriate hamiltonian I studied it by using semiclassical methods. Some exemplary geometries of interest for the experiments are studied in detail.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 181-188).
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