Efficient Computation of Casimir Interactions between Arbitrary 3D Objects
Author(s)White, Jacob K.; Rodriguez, Alejandro W.; Johnson, Steven G.; Reid, M. T. Homer
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We introduce an efficient technique for computing Casimir energies and forces between objects of arbitrarily complex 3D geometries. In contrast to other recently developed methods, our technique easily handles nonspheroidal, nonaxisymmetric objects, and objects with sharp corners. Using our new technique, we obtain the first predictions of Casimir interactions in a number of experimentally relevant geometries, including crossed cylinders and tetrahedral nanoparticles.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
Reid, M. T. Homer et al. “Efficient Computation of Casimir Interactions between Arbitrary 3D Objects.” Physical Review Letters 103.4 (2009): 040401. (C) 2010 The American Physical Society.
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