Physics Department

CATEGORY:
Colloquium
TITLE:
Fluctuation-induced forces: From van-der-Waals to quantum friction.
Speaker:
Boris Shapiro
Affiliation:
Technion
WHEN:
Monday
23/10/2017, 14:30 - 15:30
WHERE:
Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323)
Organizer:
-
Site:
Web-Site
Remarks:
-

Abstract

All bodies are surrounded by a fluctuating electromagnetic field, due to the random motion of charges inside a body. These fluctuating (evanescent) fields give rise to forces between nearby bodies. Such fluctuation-induced forces go by the names of van-der-Waals, Casimir or Lifshitz, depending on the circumstances. The purpose of the talk is to review the subject, with an emphasis on the recent developments related to systems out of equilibrium.

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