Attractive and repulsive quantum forces from dimensionality of space

I. Bialynicki-Birula, M.A. Cirone, Jens Peder Dahl, R.F. O'Connell, W.P. Schleich

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Two particles of identical mass attract and repel each other even when there exist no classical external forces and their average relative momentum vanishes. This quantum force depends crucially on the number of dimensions of space.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)393-396
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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