Relativistic interpretation of Casimir effect

    Casimir effect explains why 2 conductive but uncharged paralell plates are attracted together and it explains stictions forces that causes nano geometry devices to  clump together frustrating  research efforts to design mechanical devices at this scale.  The present theory of Casimir effect is based on longer wavelength vacuum fluctuations which are physically too long to exist between the closely spaced  Casimir plates.  It is … Read more

Relativistic interpertation of Casimir effect where longer fluctuations only appear shorter due to time dilation

An unusually exotic theory of sonoluminescence, which received much popular attention, is the Casimir energy theory suggested by noted physicist Julian Schwinger which focuses on long distance quantum radiative phenomenon associated not with atoms, but with fast-moving surfaces in the collapsing bubble.