Title  Dispersion forces : manybody effects, excited atoms, finite temperature and quantum friction 
Author(s)  Stefan Yoshi Buhmann 
Publication  Heidelberg, Springer, 2012. 
Description  1 online resource (xxi, 309 p.) : ill 
Abstract Note  In this book, a modern unified theory of dispersion forces on atoms and bodies is presented which covers a broad range of advanced aspects and scenarios. Macroscopic quantum electrodynamics is shown to provide a powerful framework for dispersion forces which allows for discussing general properties like their nonadditivity and the relation between microscopic and macroscopic interactions. 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. Starting with a brief recapitulation of volume I, this volume II deals especially with bodies of irregular shapes, universal scaling laws, dynamical forces on excited atoms, enhanced forces in cavity quantum electrodynamics, nonequilibrium forces in thermal environments and quantum friction. The book gives both the specialist and those new to the field a thorough overview over recent results in the field. It provides a toolbox for studying dispersion forces in various contexts 
Contents Note  Introduction  Approximating CasimirPolder potentials  Common properties of dispersion forces  CasimirPolder forces on excited atoms: static theory  CasimirPolder forces on excited atoms: dynamical approach  CasimirPolder forces in cavity quantum electrodynamics  Thermal CasimirPolder forces  CasimirPolder forces on moving atoms 
Notes  Includes bibliographical references and index 
Keyword(s)  1. CASIMIR EFFECT
2. Dispersion
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS

Item Type  eBook 