Quantum capacitor with discrete charge-anticharge: Spectrum and forcesJ. C. Flores
Instituto de Alta Investigación IAI, Universidad de Tarapacá - Casilla 7-D, Arica, Chile
received 8 May 2009; accepted in final form 9 September 2009; published September 2009
published online 6 October 2009
The quantum capacitor with discrete charge is modeled by a Hamiltonian containing an inductive intrinsic term (tunnel effect between plates). The spectrum is obtained using a double Hilbert space. Fluctuations in the charge-anticharge pairs (zero total charge) give rise to an elementary attraction which is compared to the Casimir force. In this case, the field-fluctuations force could be also interpreted as charge-fluctuations force.
73.23.-b - Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems.
73.63.-b - Electronic transport in nanoscale materials and structures.
73.21.-b - Electron states and collective excitations in multilayers, quantum wells, mesoscopic, and nanoscale systems.
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