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Casimir Force Gets Hot And Sticky

Physicists at JILA (a joint initiative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder) have shown that when a surface is warmed, the Casimir-Polder force it exerts becomes stronger. The Casimir-Polder force, one of the stranger effects of quantum mechanics, arises from the ever-present random fluctuation of […]

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