Casimir effect : measurement and theory
Thermal Casimir effects (in and out of thermal equilibrium)
Casimir force in complex geometries and novel topologies (control of Casimir force & applications to NEMS/MEMS), such as patterned or corrugated surfaces, nanospheres or small spheroïd shaped bodies, edge effects, vacuum torque acting on anisotropic or structured bodies, beyond PFA measurements and calculations, repulsive & lateral Casimir forces.
New materials and their optical properties (control of Casimir force & applications to NEMS/MEMS), such as Carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, metamaterials, quasicrystals, phase change materials, superconductors, photonic crystals,...
Repulsive & lateral Casimir forces
Applications in and cross-links with nanophysics, biophysics , disordered systems…
Dynamical Casimir effect, Unruh effect, vacuum friction and decoherence
New challenges in vacuum properties
Casimir effect, vacuum energy, gravity and cosmology
Casimir effect and tests of the equivalence principle
Casimir and Yukawa type forces
Critical Casimir Forces
Van der Waals forces
Dispersion forces in liquids
Casimir Polder interaction with BEC and molecules