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C. Henkel and K. Joulain
Casimir force between designed materials: What is possible and what not
Europhys. Lett. 72 (2005) 929-35


    We establish strict upper limits for the Casimir interaction between multilayered structures of arbitrary dielectric or diamagnetic materials. We discuss the appearance of different power laws due to frequency-dependent material constants. Simple analytical expressions are in good agreement with numerical calculations based on Lifshitz theory. We discuss the improvements required for current (meta) materials to achieve a repulsive Casimir force.

[ quant-ph/0407153 ] [ DOI ]

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