[extropy-chat] Casimir Torque Project

scerir scerir at libero.it
Wed May 4 21:08:33 UTC 2005

From: "Adrian Tymes"
There is a chance that there's only so much energy that
can be drained from that source, and that nothing will 
refill it; if so, then this would not work.

It seems - is not it? - like a 'lateral' Casimir force, 
which originates from the modifications of zeropoint 
oscillations by boundaries. It acts tangential to 2 
surfaces with (nanoscale) periodic (ie sinusoidal) 
'corrugations'. 'Corrugated' plates align themselves 
such that peaks of one plate are directly over the peaks 
of the other plate. Then is over (unless ...?). 
This force to align the peaks is the 'lateral' 
Casimir force, acting in the horizontal direction, 
between the 2 plates.

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