Volume 73, Number 1, January 2006
|Page(s)||15 - 20|
|Published online||23 November 2005|
The Casimir effect for the Bose-gas in slabs
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
2 Université de la Méditerranée (Aix-Marseille II), Faculté des Sciences de Luminy and Centre de Physique Théorique, Luminy - Case 907, 13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France
Corresponding authors: Philippe-Andre.Martin@epfl.ch Valentin.Zagrebnov@cpt.univ-mrs.fr
Accepted: 27 October 2005
We study the Casimir effect for the perfect Bose-gas in the slab geometry for various boundary conditions. We show that the grand-canonical potential per unit area at the bulk critical chemical potential has the standard asymptotic form with universal Casimir terms.
PACS: 05.30.-d – Quantum statistical mechanics / 05.30.Jp – Boson systems / 03.75.Hh – Static properties of condensates; thermodynamical, statistical and structural properties
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