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Casimir forces in a plasma: Possible connections to Yukawa potentials

Ninham, Barry; Bostrom, Mathias; Persson, Clas; Brevik, Iver; Buhmann, Stefan; Sernelius, B

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We present theoretical and numerical results for the screened Casimir effect between perfect metal surfaces in a plasma. We show how the Casimir effect in an electron-positron plasma can provide an important contribution to nuclear interactions. Our results suggest that there is a connection between Casimir forces and nucleon forces mediated by mesons. Correct nuclear energies and meson masses appear to emerge naturally from the screened Casimir-Lifshitz effect.

dc.contributor.authorNinham, Barry
dc.contributor.authorBostrom, Mathias
dc.contributor.authorPersson, Clas
dc.contributor.authorBrevik, Iver
dc.contributor.authorBuhmann, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorSernelius, B
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:33:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1434-6060
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/75952
dc.description.abstractWe present theoretical and numerical results for the screened Casimir effect between perfect metal surfaces in a plasma. We show how the Casimir effect in an electron-positron plasma can provide an important contribution to nuclear interactions. Our results suggest that there is a connection between Casimir forces and nucleon forces mediated by mesons. Correct nuclear energies and meson masses appear to emerge naturally from the screened Casimir-Lifshitz effect.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceEuropean Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
dc.titleCasimir forces in a plasma: Possible connections to Yukawa potentials
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume68
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor020000 - PHYSICAL SCIENCES
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB4884
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNinham, Barry, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBostrom, Mathias, University of Oslo
local.contributor.affiliationPersson, Clas, University of Oslo
local.contributor.affiliationBrevik, Iver, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
local.contributor.affiliationBuhmann, Stefan, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
local.contributor.affiliationSernelius, B, Linkoping University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue10
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage9
local.identifier.doi10.1140/epjd/e2014-50484-8
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:15:31Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84908405852
local.identifier.thomsonID000344342100011
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