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In quantum electrodynamics there is a net force between two conducting but uncharged parallel plates, which is absent in the classical field theory of electromagnetism. This quantum effect is called the Casimir effect.
Named after Hendrik Casimir.
Discussion in the context of causal perturbation theory is in
Popular accounts often attribute the Casimir effect to vacuum energy. Discussion that this is false includes
R. L. Jaffe, The Casimir Effect and the Quantum Vacuum, Phys.Rev. D72 (2005) 021301 (arXiv:hep-th/0503158)
Hrvoje Nikolić, Proof that Casimir force does not originate from vacuum energy, Phys. Lett. B 761, 197 (2016) (arXiv:1605.04143)
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