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Title: Maxwell eigenmode approach to the Casimir-Lifshitz torque
Authors: Broer, Wijnand
Liow, John Yuh Han
Lu, Bing-Sui
Keywords: Maxwell
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Broer, W., Liow, J. Y. H., & Lu, B.-S. (2019). Maxwell eigenmode approach to the Casimir-Lifshitz torque. Physical Review A, 100(1), 012514-. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.100.012514
Series/Report no.: Physical Review A
Abstract: More than 40 years ago, Barash published a calculation of the full retarded Casimir-Lifshitz torque for planar birefringent media with arbitrary degrees of anisotropy. An independent theoretical confirmation has been lacking since. We report a systematic and transparent derivation of the torque between two media with both electric and magnetic birefringence. Our approach, based on an eigenmode decomposition of Maxwell's equations, generalizes Barash's result for electrically birefringent materials, and can be generalized to a wide range of anisotropic materials and finite thickness effects.
ISSN: 2469-9926
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.100.012514
Schools: School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences 
Rights: © 2019 American Physical Society. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Physical Review A and is made available with permission of American Physical Society
Fulltext Permission: open
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