Exact solution for the Casimir stress in a spherically symmetric medium

Ulf Leonhardt, William M. R. Simpson

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Abstract

We calculated the stress of the quantum vacuum, the Casimir stress, in a spherically symmetric medium, Maxwell's fish eye, surrounded by a perfect mirror and derived an exact analytic solution. Our solution questions the idea that the Casimir force of a spherical mirror is repulsive-we found an attractive stress in the medium that diverges at the mirror.

Original languageEnglish
Article number081701
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review. D, Particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology
Volume84
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2011

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