Casimir effect in fluids above the isotropic-lamellar transition

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Abstract

Fluctuation-induced interaction was studied in confined fluids above the isotropic-lamellar transition. The Casimir force had a long-range tail proportional to 1/d, where d was the interwall distance, at the ideally continuous transition which was due to the two-dimensional distribution of bulk soft modes in the q space. A strong Casimir force with a range of several lamella thickness was realistic above the transition. An oscillatory force profile was also found near a surface-induced transition.

Original languageEnglish
Article number216101
Pages (from-to)2161011-2161014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume87
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 19
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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