Casimir effectCas·i·mir effect
The effect of a net attractive force between objects in a vacuum, caused by the reduction of vacuum pressure in the space between the objects, where the wavelengths of vacuum fluctuations are more limited than in the space around the objects.
Origin of Casimir effectAfter Hendrik Casimir, (1909–2000), Dutch physicist who predicted its existence in collaboration with Dirk Polder (1919–2001), Dutch physicist.
(plural Casimir effects)
- The effect of the Casimir force.