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Abstract: We present a method of computing Casimir forces for arbitrary geometries,with any desired accuracy, that can directly exploit the efficiency of standardnumerical-electromagnetism techniques. Using the simplest possiblefinite-difference implementation of this approach, we obtain both agreementwith past results for cylinder-plate geometries, and also present results fornew geometries. In particular, we examine a piston-like problem involving twodielectric and metallic squares sliding between two metallic walls, in two andthree dimensions, respectively, and demonstrate non-additive and non-monotonicchanges in the force due to these lateral walls.



Author: Alejandro Rodriguez, Mihai Ibanescu, Davide Iannuzzi, Federico Capasso, John D. Joannopoulos, Steven G. Johnson

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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