Re: Casimir effect energy extraction

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sun Jan 30 2000 - 21:08:22 MST

> photolithography. Build up, etch out. Etch *under* some things to
> produce 3D structures such as plates suspended by tiny vias over a tiny
> canyon (looking a bit like a trampoline). Theory says that a pair of
> perfectly conductive planes of infinite extent, separated by 10 nm (100
> Angstrom, for you classicists) ought to experience an inward >>force<< of
> about one atmosphere.

aRRRGH! PRESSURE. not force. sorry!

> The site does point out that the cycles currently
> envisioned do no net work.

Repeated for emphasis, in response to others' recent postings. The work
cycle envisioned by this researcher is 100% reversible.

> > > MMB
> >
> > Daniel

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