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Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6281-868X
2009 (English)In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS A, ISSN 0217-751X, Vol. 24, no 8-9, 1804-1812 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We describe how dispersion forces between two atoms in ordinary electromagnetism come about and how they may be derived. Then we introduce hypothetical particles interacting with a harmonic oscillator interaction potential. We demonstrate that in a system with this type of interacting particles the retarded dispersion interaction between composite particles varies as 1/r, i.e. just like the gravitational potential does. This demonstrates that gravitation can be a Casimir effect.

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2009. Vol. 24, no 8-9, 1804-1812 p.
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Gravity, Casimir effect, hypothetical particles
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-18032DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X09045388OAI: diva2:214280

Electronic version of an article published as: Bo E Sernelius, GRAVITATION AS A CASIMIR EFFECT, 2009, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS A, (24), 8-9, 1804-1812. Copyright: World Scientific Publishing Co Ltd

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