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Symmetry 2018, 10(2), 37; doi:10.3390/sym10020037

Accounting for Dissipation in the Scattering Approach to the Casimir Energy

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Laboratoire Kastler Brossel (LKB), UPMC-Sorbonne Université, CNRS, ENS-PSL Research University, Collège de France, F-75252 Paris, France
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Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, D-86135 Augsburg, Germany
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Received: 22 December 2017 / Revised: 19 January 2018 / Accepted: 22 January 2018 / Published: 26 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Casimir Physics and Applications)
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Abstract

We take dissipation into account in the derivation of the Casimir energy formula between two objects placed in a surrounding medium. The dissipation channels are considered explicitly in order to take advantage of the unitarity of the full scattering processes. We demonstrate that the Casimir energy is given by a scattering formula expressed in terms of the scattering amplitudes coupling internal channels and taking dissipation into account implicitly. We prove that this formula is also valid when the surrounding medium is dissipative. View Full-Text
Keywords: Casimir effect; scattering theory; dissipation Casimir effect; scattering theory; dissipation
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Guérout, R.; Ingold, G.-L.; Lambrecht, A.; Reynaud, S. Accounting for Dissipation in the Scattering Approach to the Casimir Energy. Symmetry 2018, 10, 37.

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