Ok, to begin with my background is in electronics -not physics or chemsitry, so please forgive me if I come across as uninformed on any subject. My question is in regards to the Casimir Effect and how it may be possible to use this as a source of polution free energy. My understanding of the Casimir Effect is that is an attractive force that exists between two surfaces at extremley small distances. Similar to the way in which dropping a brick from a height causes work to be done via gravity, two surfaces moving together via the casimir effect would also produce work up until the point they were touching. At this moment no more energy would be released. Would it be possible that particles suspended in a solution could be induced to move so close together that the casimir effect is triggered? Would this release energy through a chemical reaction- maybe in the form of heat? The by-product would be of a block of material bound together by the Casimir Effect, but since there would be no attempt to pull the particles apart again, energy has been freed up for use. Clearly, it would take energy to produce a chemical solution such as this, and the triggering of this process would take up energy (if indeed it is at all possible), but might this be a 'green', or at least carbon free, way of producing energy?