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Casimir effect

In quantum field theory, the Casimir effect and the Casimir–Polder force are physical forces arising from a quantized field. They are named after the Dutch physicist Hendrik Casimir who predicted them in 1948.

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What is the Casimir effect? Named after Hendrik Casimir, it is an attractive force resulting due to quantum fluctuations between two uncharged plates existing in parallel very close to each other in a vacuum.

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