Interplay of curvature and temperature in the Casimir-Polder interaction

Giuseppe Bimonte 1 Thorsten Emig 2

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, IOP Publishing, 2015, 27, pp.214018

We study the Casimir-Polder interaction at finite temperatures between a polarizable small, anisotropic particle and a non-planar surface using a derivative expansion. We obtain the leading and the next-to-leading curvature corrections to the interaction for low and high temperatures. Explicit results are provided for the retarded limit in the presence of a perfectly conducting surface.

  • 1. INFN, Sezione di Napoli - Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli
  • 2. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques