Springer Tracts in Modern Physics

Dispersion Forces I

Macroscopic Quantum Electrodynamics and Ground-State Casimir, Casimir–Polder and van der Waals Forces

Authors: Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

  • This book deals with forces in the nanoscale acting on nanostructures
  • It covers the state-of-the-art in dispersion forces and related quantum physical calculations
  • Integrates the basic theoretical physics and experimental effects
  • Useful reference for researchers and text for graduate students
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Dispersion forces acting on both atoms and bodies play a key role in modern nanotechnology. As demonstrated in this book, macroscopic quantum electrodynamics provides a powerful method for understanding and quantifying dispersion forces in a vast range of realistic scenarios. The basic physical concepts and theoretical steps allow for the derivation of outlined general expressions for dispersion forces. As illustrated by a number of examples, these expressions can easily be used to study forces between objects of various shapes and materials, including effects like material absorption, nontrivial magnetic properties and dynamical forces asssociated with excited systems.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dispersion Forces

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 1-43

  • Macroscopic Quantum Electrodynamics

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 45-107

  • Casimir Forces Between Bodies

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 109-146

  • Casimir–Polder Forces on Ground-State Atoms

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 147-208

  • Van der Waals Forces Between Ground-State Atoms

    Buhmann, Stefan Yoshi

    Pages 209-289

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dispersion Forces I
Book Subtitle
Macroscopic Quantum Electrodynamics and Ground-State Casimir, Casimir–Polder and van der Waals Forces
Authors
Series Title
Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
Series Volume
247
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32484-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32484-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32483-3
Series ISSN
0081-3869
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations
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