The Casimir force is significantly modified for mirrors made from metamaterials. It becomes much smaller in magnitude and may reverse its sign. We link this behaviour to the surface modes of the metamaterial (plasmon polaritons).
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F. Intravaia and C. Henkel, "Surface Plasmons and Casimir Forces Between Metamaterials," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper MTuA7.
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