Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

Dispersion Forces II

Many-Body Effects, Excited Atoms, Finite Temperature and Quantum Friction

Authors: Buhmann, Stefan

  • Presents the unified theory of dispersion forces
  • Gives a thorough overview over recent results of dispersion forces
  • Deals with applied macroscopic quantum electrodynamics
  • Gives guidance to simulation of realistic material properties
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In this book, a modern unified theory of dispersion forces on atoms and bodies is presented which covers a broad range of different aspects and scenarios. Macroscopic quantum electrodynamics is applied within the context of dispersion forces. In contrast to the normal-mode quantum electrodynamics traditionally used to study dispersion forces, the new approach allows to consider realistic material properties including absorption and is flexible enough to be applied to a broad range of geometries. Thus general properties of dispersion forces like their non-additivity and the relation between microscopic and macroscopic dispersion forces are discussed. It is demonstrated how the general results can be used to obtain dispersion forces on atoms in the presence of bodies of various shapes and materials. In particular, nontrivial magnetic properties of the bodies, bodies of irregular shapes, the role of material absorption, and dynamical forces for excited atoms are discussed. This volume 2 deals especially with quantum electrodynamics, dispersion forces, Casimir forces, asymptotic power laws, quantum friction and universal scaling laws. The book gives both the specialist and those new to the field a thorough overview over recent results in the context of dispersion forces. It provides a toolbox for studying dispersion forces in various contexts.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 1-34

  • Approximating Casimir–Polder Potentials

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 35-73

  • Common Properties of Dispersion Forces

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 75-111

  • Casimir–Polder Forces on Excited Atoms: Static Theory

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 113-147

  • Casimir–Polder Forces on Excited Atoms: Dynamical Approach

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 149-181

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dispersion Forces II
Book Subtitle
Many-Body Effects, Excited Atoms, Finite Temperature and Quantum Friction
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
Series Volume
248
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32466-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32466-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32465-9
Series ISSN
0081-3869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
Topics