We study the influence of Casimir energy on the critical field of a superconducting film, and we show that by this means it might be possible to directly measure, for the first time, the variation of Casimir energy that accompanies the superconducting transition. It is shown that this novel approach may also help clarify the long-standing controversy on the contribution of TE zero modes to the Casimir energy in real materials.

Casimir energy and the superconducting phase transition.

BIMONTE, GIUSEPPE ROBERTO
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CALLONI, ENRICO;ESPOSITO G;ROSA, LUIGI
2006

Abstract

We study the influence of Casimir energy on the critical field of a superconducting film, and we show that by this means it might be possible to directly measure, for the first time, the variation of Casimir energy that accompanies the superconducting transition. It is shown that this novel approach may also help clarify the long-standing controversy on the contribution of TE zero modes to the Casimir energy in real materials.
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