Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 5, Issue 16 (October 2014)

ISSN Print: 2153-1196   ISSN Online: 2153-120X

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Generating Net Forces from Backgrounds of Randomly Created Waves

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DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2014.516158    3,945 Downloads   4,286 Views  


We examine the possibility of generating net forces on concave isolated objects from backgrounds consisting of randomly created waves carrying momentum. This issue is examined first for waves at the surface of a liquid, and second for quantum vacuum electromagnetic waves, both in relation with a one-side-open rectangular structure whose interior embodies a large number of parallel reflecting plates. Using known results about the Casimir-like effect and the original Casimir effect for parallel plates, we explain why and how such rectangular hollow structures should feel net oriented forces. We briefly describe real systems that would allow testing these theoretical results.

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Gauthier, C. (2014) Generating Net Forces from Backgrounds of Randomly Created Waves. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 1569-1574. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.516158.

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