We study the Casimir force between a perfectly conducting and an infinitely permeable plate with the radiation pressure approach, used by earlier authors for the case of two perfectly conducting plates. This method illustrates in a very simple context how a repulsive force arises as a consequence of the redistribution of the vacuum-field modes corresponding to specific boundary conditions. We show that the result is independent of the cutoff function used for regularization.
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Papers| May 01 1997
Repulsive Casimir force as a result of vacuum radiation pressure
V. Hushwater; Repulsive Casimir force as a result of vacuum radiation pressure. Am. J. Phys. 1 May 1997; 65 (5): 381–384. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.18548
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