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Graduate Student Seminar -10/21/2016

"Measuring the Casimir Force in the Presence of Patch Potentials"

by Joe Garrett

Friday, October 21, 2016 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Assistant Professor Jeremy Munday

Electromagnetic fluctuations cause an attractive force even between uncharged objects. This force, called the Casimir force, is often the dominant force at the nanoscale. In this talk I will discuss how we measure the Casimir force between a microsphere and a plate, how patch potentials can lead to an overestimate of the force, and our efforts to mitigate patch potentials.

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