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• #### Anisotropic contribution to the van der Waals and the Casimir-Polder energies for CO2 and CH4 molecules near surfaces and thin film ﻿

(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
In order to understand why carbon dioxide ( CO 2 ) and methane ( CH 4 ) molecules interact differently with surfaces, we investigate the Casimir-Polder energy of a linearly polarizable CO 2 molecule and an isotropically ...
• #### Casimir energies of self-similar plate configurations ﻿

(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
We construct various self-similar configurations using parallel δ-function plates and show that it is possible to evaluate the Casimir interaction energy of these configurations using the idea of self-similarity alone. We ...
• #### Distance-dependent sign reversal in the Casimir-Lifshitz torque ﻿

(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
The Casimir-Lifshitz torque between two biaxially polarizable anisotropic planar slabs is shown to exhibit a nontrivial sign reversal in its rotational sense. The critical distance $a_c$ between the slabs that marks this ...
• #### Effect of excess charge carriers and fluid medium on the magnitude and sign of the Casimir-Lifshitz torque ﻿

(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
Last year, we reported a perturbative theory of the Casimir-Lifshitz torque between planar biaxially anisotropic materials in the retarded limit [Thiyam et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 131601 (2018)], which is applied here ...
• #### Fluid sensitive nanoscale switching with quantum levitation controlled by a-Sn/b-Sn phase transition ﻿

(Journal article, 2018)
We analyze the Lifshitz pressure between silica and tin separated by a liquid mixture of bromobenzene and chlorobenzene. We show that the phase transition from semimetallic α−Sn to metallic β−Sn can switch Lifshitz forces ...
• #### Lifshitz interaction can promote ice growth at water-silica interfaces ﻿

(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
At air-water interfaces, the Lifshitz interaction by itself does not promote ice growth. On the contrary, we find that the Lifshitz force promotes the growth of an ice film, up to 1–8 nm thickness, near silica-water ...