TitleDispersion forces : many-body effects, excited atoms, finite temperature and quantum friction
Author(s)Stefan Yoshi Buhmann
PublicationHeidelberg, Springer, 2012.
Description1 online resource (xxi, 309 p.) : ill
Abstract NoteIn 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 non-additivity 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, non-equilibrium 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 NoteIntroduction -- Approximating Casimir-Polder potentials -- Common properties of dispersion forces -- Casimir-Polder forces on excited atoms: static theory -- Casimir-Polder forces on excited atoms: dynamical approach -- Casimir-Polder forces in cavity quantum electrodynamics -- Thermal Casimir-Polder forces -- Casimir-Polder forces on moving atoms
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. CASIMIR EFFECT 2. Dispersion 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS
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