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Casimir interaction between metal-dielectric metamaterial slabs: Attraction at all macroscopic distances

Silveirinha, M. G.

Physical Review B Vol. 82, Nº 085101, pp. 1 - 7, August, 2010.

ISSN (print): 1098-0121
ISSN (online): 1098-0121

Journal Impact Factor: 3,736 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.085101

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Abstract
It is theoretically shown that the Casimir force between two planar metamaterial slabs formed by metaldielectric
inclusions with a completely arbitrary shape, size, and material parameters, is invariably attractive at distances a few times larger than the characteristic period of the metamaterials.