Casimir force

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After Hendrik Casimir Dutch physicist

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Casimir force ‎(plural Casimir forces)

  1. (quantum field theory) A physical force of attraction between very closely separated objects, due to random quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic field in a vacuum; it is inversely proportional to the fourth power of the distance of separation

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