Casimir forces in a plasma: possible connections to Yukawa potentials
2014 (English)In: European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, ISSN 1434-6060, E-ISSN 1434-6079, Vol. 68, no 10, 328- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
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EDP Sciences: EPJ / Springer Verlag (Germany) , 2014. Vol. 68, no 10, 328- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112830DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2014-50484-8ISI: 000344342100011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112830DiVA: diva2:776826
Funding Agencies|Research Council of Norway ; Department of Energy and Process Engineering (NTNU, Norway); Swedish Research Council [C0485101]; DFG [BU 1803/3-1]2015-01-082014-12-172015-02-25