Kenneth, Oded and Klich, Israel (2006) Opposites Attract: A Theorem about the Casimir Force. Physical Review Letters, 97 (16). Art. No. 160401. ISSN 0031-9007 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KENprl06
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We consider the Casimir interaction between (nonmagnetic) dielectric bodies or conductors. Our main result is a proof that the Casimir force between two bodies related by reflection is always attractive, independent of the exact form of the bodies or dielectric properties. Apart from being a fundamental property of fields, the theorem and its corollaries also rule out a class of suggestions to obtain repulsive forces, such as the two hemisphere repulsion suggestion and its relatives.
|Additional Information:||©2006 The American Physical Society (Received 10 January 2006; published 18 October 2006) I. K. would like to thank L. S. Levitov, R. L. Jaffe, and A. Scaricchio for discussions. O. K. is supported by the ISF.|
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