Measurement of the Casimir force between dissimilar metals

R. S. Decca, D. López, E. Fischbach, D. E. Krause

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The Casimir force between two dissimilar metals was measured. A microelectromechanical torsional oscillator (MTO) was used for the measurement, which improved the precision by ∼ 100 over previous experiments. Few discrepancies in measurement were attributed to a lack of complete characterization of the optical properties of the samples. The method also allowed for a direct experimental test of the proximity force theorem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number050402
Pages (from-to)504021-504024
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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