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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: jaiii on 04/03/2014 09:02:06

Title: Can graphene replace metal plates and the Casimir effect be retained?
Post by: jaiii on 04/03/2014 09:02:06

How to maintain the Casimir effect when you place metal plates are used sheet of graphene.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Graphene
Post by: evan_au on 05/03/2014 10:04:37
A single sheet of graphene is rather floppy, which would make it hard to measure the Casimir effect between two sheets of graphene.

I suggest that you use multi-layer sheet of graphene to make the plate stiff.
Or mount the graphene on a very flat surface (eg optical glass, or a silicon wafer).
Or just use metal plates?