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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the Casimir effect.


Six Superlative Sources

· On the attraction between two perfectly conducting plates. H.B.G. Casimir, Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch. Proc. 51 (1948) 793-795 (Proceedings of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences).

· The Casimir effect. G. Plunien, B. Muller, W. Greiner, Physics Reports 134 (1986) 87-193.

· Long-range Casimir forces: theory and recent experiments on atomic systems. Edited by Frank S. Levin and David A. Micha, Plenum Press, 1993.

· The quantum vacuum: an introduction to quantum electrodynamics. Peter W. Milonni, Academic Press, 1994.

· The Casimir effect and its applications. V.M. Mostepanenko and N.N. Trunov; translated by R.L. Znajek, Clarendon Press, 1997.

· Resource Letter CF-1: Casimir Force. S.K. Lamoreaux, American Journal of Physics 67 (1999) 850-861.

Other Excellent Sources

· Haphazard reality: half a century of science. Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir, Harper and Row, 1983.

· Quantum electromagnetic zero point energy of a conducting spherical shell and the Casimir model for a charged particle. Timothy H. Boyer, Physical Review 174 (1968) 1764-1774.

· Quantum field theory in curved space-time. B.S. Dewitt, Physics Reports 19 (1975) 295-357.

· Schrodinger representation and Casimir effect in renormalizable quantum field theory. K. Symanzik, Nuclear Physics B190 (1981) 1.

· Quantum fields in curved space. N.D. Birrell and P.C.W. Davies, Cambridge University Press, 1982.

· Vacuum polarization in the presence of dielectric and conducting surfaces. P. Candelas, Annals of Physics 143 (1982) 241.

· Zeta functions and the Casimir energy. Steve Blau, Matt Visser, Andreas Wipf, Nuclear Physics B310 (1988) 163-180.

· Wormholes, time machines, and the weak energy condition. M.S. Morris, K.S. Thorne, U. Yurtsever, Physical Review Letters 61 (1988) 1446-1449.

· Aspects of quantum field theory in curved space-time. Stephen A. Fulling, Cambridge University Press, 1989.

· On propagation of light in the vacuum between plates. K. Scharnhorst, Physics Letters B236 (1990) 354-359.

· Demonstration of the Casimir force in the 0.6 to 6 micrometers range. S.K. Lamoreaux, Physical Review Letters 78 (1997) 5-7.

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