Lorentz Center - Dispersion Forces and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems from 11 Dec 2006 through 15 Dec 2006
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    Dispersion Forces and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems
    from 11 Dec 2006 through 15 Dec 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006

Monday, December 11, 2006


09:00–10:00    Registration & Coffee


10:00–10:15    Opening of the workshop


10:15–11:15    C. Genet: New developments in the Casimir effect


11:15–11:30    Coffee


11:30–12:30    G. Ruoso: A novel experimental approach for the

                        measure of the  Casimir effect at large distances


12:30–12:55    R. Golestanian: Dispersion interaction between

                        dielectrics with non-ideal geometries


13:00–14: 30   Lunch, coffee break, Exibition


14:30–15:30    R. Onofrio: Detectability of dissipative motion in

                        quantum vacuum through nanomechanical structures

                        and atomic physics detection schemes


15:30–15:45    Coffee beak


15:45–16:45    A. Cleland: A possible route to quantum control

                        of a nanomechanical resonator


16:45-17:05    V. Sandoghdar: Exploring the interactions of gold
                        nanoparticles with their near-field environment:
                        plasmonic van der Waals-Casimir interactions


17:15–18:30    Wine and Cheese party - offered by VEECO - and discussions




Tuesday, December 12, 2006


09:00-09:30     Coffee


09:30-10:30      R. Esquivel-Sirvent: Acoustic Casimir effect

                        and its applications in MEMS


10:30–10:45    Coffee


10:45–11:05     T. Emig: Casimir forces and geometry


11:15–11:45     V.B. Svetovoy: Low-frequency response of metals and related

                         problems with the Casimir force


12:00-13:00      Lunch


13:00–13:20    J. Israelachvili: Lorentz Center Highlights



13:20–14:30    Exibition & Posters& Discussions, Coffee


14:30-15:30      K. Ekinci: Nanomechanical sensing and metrology:

                         Recent progress


15:30–15:45    Coffee beak


15:45–16:45    C. Binns: Dynamic Mode AFM Measurements of the Casimir Force


16: 45–17:05   C. Noguez: Interacting surface plasmons and

                        the role of geometry on dispersive forces


17:10               Discussion



Wednesday, December 13, 2006


09:00–09:30    Coffee


09:30-10:30     E. Kats: Van der Waals forces in dynamic

                        fluctuation phenomena in double membrane films


10:30–10:45    Coffee


10:45–11:45    J. Rudnick: Casimir forces and the thinning of

                        superfluid Helium films


11:45–12: 05   G. Bimonte: Thermal correction to the Casimir force and

                        Radiative heat transfer   

12:15-13:00     Exibition & Posters


13:00–14:00    Lunch


14:00–14:20     E. Eiser: DNA coated colloids: self-limited cluster



14:30–14:50    M. Antezza: Thermal effects of the Casimir force for

                        surface-atom and surface-surface configurations


15:00–15:15    Coffee


15:15–16:15:   Y.-P. Zhao: Pull-in and stability analyses of NEMS switches due to

                        dispersion forces


16:15-16:35     F. Intravaia: Casimir force between planar mirrors in the real world



16:35-17:30     Discussion session


19:30–20:30    Colloquium Ehrenfestii & workshop


M. Kardar: The shape dependence of fluctuation-induced Forces


The Colloquium Ehrenfestii takes place Wednesday

evenings starting at 19:30 hours in the main auditorium of the Oort building.

Before the Colloquium, a common dinner takes place in the canteen located

on the ground floor of the Oort building. This dinner starts at 18:00 hours sharp

and is free of charge, under the condition that one attends the colloquium and

that one has made a reservation before 3 pm on the Monday preceding the

colloquium. For a description of the present program see the advertisement.



Thursday, December 14, 2006


09:00–09:30    Coffee


09:30-10:30     J. Israelachvili: Measurements of static and dynamic

                        forces between nonpolar surfaces in water: is the

                        hydrophobic force a type of dispersion force?


10:30–10:45    Coffee


10:45–11:45    L. Pitaevskii: Non-equilibrium thermal effects in the

                        Van der Waals forces


11:45–12:05    M. F.M. DeKieviet:  Novel quantitative measurements

                        on the Casimir-Polder force


12:15–13: 00   Exibition & Posters


13:00–14:00    Lunch & Coffee break


14:00–15:00    R. Jaffe: Casimir energies, stresses, and forces:

                        When are they well defined and how can they be



15:30–15:15    Coffee


15:15–15:35    W. M. van Spengen: Stiction and friction in MEMS


15:45 - 16:05   N. Tas: Surface tension effects in nanochannels: capillary filling and

                        negative pressure


19:00               Workshop dinner at Malle Jan, downtown Leiden



Friday, December 15, 2006


09:00–09:30    Coffee


09:30-10:30      J. Chevrier: Oscillating cantilever as probe of

                        sphere/plane non contact interactions


10:30–10:45    Coffee


10:45–11:05    I. Klich: A theorem about the sign of Casimir forces between

                        dielectric bodies



11:45-12:05     J. N. Munday: Experiments for the detection of

                        quantum electrodynamical torques and repulsive



12:15–13:00    Lunch & Coffee break


13:00-13:20     I. Pirozhenko: The Casimir force between the silicon slabs


13:30-13:50     K. Klingmόller: Casimir curvature and edge effects.


14:00-14:15     Coffee break


14:!5-14:35     E. Calloni: The Aladin2 experiment: expected signal and present sensitivity


14:45-15:15     Final remarks & closure of the workshop