We report for the first time on the optical detection of a periodical mechanical interaction between conducting macro-bodies induced by the periodical Casimir force. The influence of conductivity on the Casimir force has been analysed. The presented theory of alternatig Casimir force is in a good agreement with the experimental results. The possible practical applications will be presented and discussed.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 4, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 4
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 54 - 56
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Materials Characterization & Imaging