Re: Casimir effect energy extraction

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 17:10:21 MST

BTW: I get to talk fast & sloppy 'cause I'm not a physicist. When I say
"Casimir energy" I am of course referring to free space zero point
energy fluctuations as depicted by Dr. Forward in small rectangular
volumes bounded by conductors.
I suppose a case could be made to call that Forward energy, based on the
Casimir force. I think I like that.

Assuming system energy is really conserved, these little pistons ought
to suck up heat from the surroundings. Or I'm missing something.


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