Experimental procedures for precision measurements of the Casimir force with an atomic force microscope

Hsiang Chih Chiu, Chia Cheng Chang, R. Castillo-Garza, F. Chen, U. Mohideen

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Experimental methods and procedures required for precision measurements of the Casimir force are presented. In particular, the best practices for obtaining stable cantilevers, calibration of the cantilever, correction of thermal and mechanical drift, measuring the contact separation, sphere radius and the roughness are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number164022
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 25


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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