We present results of first principle calculations of the Casimir force between Si films of nanometric size, which show that it depends dignificantly upon the configuration of the surface atoms and give evidence of the importance of surface states.
Role of surface states in the Casimir force between semiconducting films / M., Govoni; CALANDRA BUONAURA, Carlo; A., Benassi. - STAMPA. - (2009), pp. 265-269. (Intervento presentato al convegno 4th Quantum Field Theory under the influence of external conditions (QFEXT09) tenutosi a University of Oklahoma, Norman,Stati Uniti nel 21-25/09/2009).