Casimir energy at finite temperature

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We derive an integral representation for the temperature corrections to the Casimir effect between perfectly conducting parallel plates placed in the electromagnetic field for arbitrary dimension. The representation has the advantage that dependence upon the external constraints and thermal effects enter separately. The so-called mode sum function carrying the dependence on the boundaries is closely connected with the mode number density which is derived explicitly for the parallel plate configuration. The relation to local Green function methods is also pointed out. © 1987.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Plunien, G; Müller, B; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 145 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 202 - 219

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-4371

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0378-4371(87)90247-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus