Electromagnetic Casimir energies of semiinfinite planes
Abstract
Using recently developed techniques based on scattering theory, we find the electromagnetic Casimir energy for geometries involving semiinfinite planes, a case that is of particular interest in the design of microelectromechanical devices. We obtain both approximate analytic formulae and exact results requiring only modest numerical computation. Using these results, we analyze the effects of edges and orientation on the Casimir energy. We also demonstrate the accuracy, simplicity, and utility of our approximation scheme, which is based on a multiple reflection expansion.
 Publication:

EPL (Europhysics Letters)
 Pub Date:
 July 2011
 DOI:
 10.1209/02955075/95/14001
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1102.1486
 Bibcode:
 2011EL.....9514001M
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 6 pages, 4 figures, uses RevTeX4