Ultrathin Metallic Coatings Can Induce Quantum Levitation between Nanosurfaces

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Bostrom, Mathias; Ninham, Barry W.; Brevik, Iver; Persson, Clas; Parsons, Drew F.; Sernelius, Bo;
  • Publisher: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1063/1.4729822
  • Subject: Teknik och teknologier | Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics | Engineering and Technology | Condensed Matter - Materials Science | Quantum Physics

There is an attractive Casimir-Lifshitz force between two silica surfaces in a liquid (bromobenze or toluene). We demonstrate that adding an ultrathin (5-50 angstrom) metallic nanocoating to one of the surfaces results in repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces above a critic... View more
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