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Abstract: In this paper, dedicated to the career of Iver Brevik, we review thederivation of the retarded van der Waals or Casimir-Polder interaction betweenpolarizable molecules from the general multiple scattering formulation ofCasimir interactions between bodies. We then apply this van der Waals potentialto examine the interaction between tenuous cylindrical bodies, includingeccentric cylinders, and revisit the vanishing self-energy of a tenuousdielectric cylinder. In each case, closed-form expressions are obtained.



Author: Kimball A. Milton, Prachi Parashar, Jef Wagner

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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