Effects of geometrical specification of microengineered surfaces to Casimir-Polder potential
Institute of Engineering Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Pauh Putra Campus, 02600, Arau, Perlis
2 School of Microelectronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Pauh Putra Campus, 02600, Arau, Perlis
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Published online: 22 November 2017
Cold atoms can be trapped and guided using nanofabricated wires on microengineered surfaces, achieving the scales required by quantum information proposals on the consequences of Casimir-Polder (CP) force to its stability and lifetime. The atoms are found to be less attractive to the thin films compared to dielectric half plate, where the attractive potential drops even further when the thickness of the surface is lower than both thermal wavelength and the spacing length. Amiably, for the spherical surface, the CP potential decays even further as radial thickness decreases. We approximate the CP potential using the analytical expression obtained from the pairwise summation (PWS) calculated by taking a sum of single atom with the jumbled atoms inside the surface, treating them as two-bodies system as a whole. The means of PWS are to calculate the possibilities of geometrical effect: planar and curved surface on the CP potential.
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