We present two re-derivations of the Scharnhorst effect. The latter was first obtained in 1990 by Klaus Scharnhorst, soon followed by Gabriel Barton, and consists in the theoretical prediction that the phase velocity of photons propagating in a Casimir vacuum normal to the plates would be larger than c. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)
|Advisor:||Fleming, Sean, Wuthrich, Christian|
|Commitee:||Barrett, Bruce, Psaltis, Dimitrios, Toussaint, William|
|School:||The University of Arizona|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Philosophy of Science, Theoretical physics|
|Keywords:||Faster-than-light, QFT, Scharnhorst effects, Superluminal effects|
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