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G. Pieplow and C. Henkel
Fully covariant radiation force on a polarizable particle
New J. Phys. 15 (2013) 023027


    The electromagnetic force on a polarizable particle is calculated in a covariant framework. Local equilibrium temperatures for the electromagnetic field and the particle's dipole moment are assumed, using a relativistic formulation of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem. Two examples illustrate radiative friction forces: a particle moving through a homogeneous radiation background and above a planar interface. Previous results for arbitrary relative velocities are recovered in a compact way.

[ 1209.6511 ] [ DOI ]

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