The Casimir-like size effects in ideal gases

Sisman A. , Muller I.

PHYSICS LETTERS A, cilt.320, ss.360-366, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


The wave character of atoms can produce Casimir-like size effects in gases confined in a narrow box. Thus the pressure tensor is not isotropic anymore and size difference becomes a driving force for isothermal diffusion by a permeable wall. Such size effects give rise to "thermosize effects" similar to thermoelectric effects. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.