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Calculate Casimir force between several plates

  1. Aug 27, 2012 #1

    I want to ask how to calculate the force change if it has been used several plates adjacent to the Casimir effect.

    for example
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    gap between the plates is 20 * 10 ^ -9 m.
    Between the plates is a vacuum?

    Thank you.
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  3. Aug 27, 2012 #2


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    With the same spacing everywhere: As you have a negative pressure between all those plates, the outer two plates should feel a force inwards and the other plates do not feel a force. If the spacing can change, the forces "to the left" and "to the right" can change, giving net forces for the inner plates, too.
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