Demonstration of the Casimir Force in the 0.6 to 6 μm Range

Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 5 – Published 6 January 1997
S. K. Lamoreaux


The vacuum stress between closely spaced conducting surfaces, due to the modification of the zero-point fluctuations of the electromagnetic field, has been conclusively demonstrated. The measurement employed an electromechanical system based on a torsion pendulum. Agreement with theory at the level of 5% is obtained.


  • Received 28 August 1996
  • Published in the issue dated 6 January 1997

© 1997 The American Physical Society

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S. K. Lamoreaux

  • Physics Department, University of Washington, Box 35160, Seattle, Washington 98195-1560


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