The Casimir effect is a physical force arising from a quantized field. Two closely spaced uncharged conductive plates without any external electromagnetic field will develop a force of attraction between themselves. In a classical description, the lack of an external field would mean that there is no field between the plates, and no force would be measured between them. From the perspective of QED( quantum electrodynamics) however, the plates do affect the virtual photons which constitute the field, and generate a net force, either an attraction or a repulsion, depending on the specific arrangement of the two plates. This force has been measured, and is a striking example of an effect purely due to second order quantization. Dutch physicists Hendrik Casimir and Dirk Polder first proposed the existence of the force and formulated an experiment to detect it in 1948 while participating in research at Philips Research Labs. The classic form of the experiment, described above, successfully demonstrated the force to within 15% of the value predicted by the theory. In 2003 this force was measured to within 5% of theory.
Present theory calls for the exclusion of longer vacuum fluctuations (aka larger virtual particles) in favor of shorter vacuum fluctuations (aka smaller virtual particles) that can fit an integer number of times between the Casimir geometry (plates) in a process called “up converting”. It was established by Casimir – Polder that longer wavelength Vacuum fluctuations inside a cavity are restricted as the plates get closer because they must equal a whole number of wavelengths of the decreasing space between the plates. A relativistic interpretation however states that the longer wavelength fluctuations are NOT excluded, The longer wavelengths only appear shorter from our perspective outside the cavity due to an abrupt break in isotropy as proposed in Cavity QED.
This theory is in keeping with papers by Jan Naudts and Ron Bourgoin proposing a relativistic state of hydrogen with 137 fractional states. Their papers were directed at claims and controversy surrounding fractional hydrogen and their equations used math only suitable for a relativistic environment. This means that one must first assume the 10nm pores of Rainey nickel or the 100nm Casimir cavities of the Jovian prototype (competitor) represent a relativistic environment. Fortunately this is a valid proposition according to “Cavity QED” by Zofia Bialynicka-Birula. She proposes a broken isotropy of the gravitational field and a varying equivalence boundary based on cavities meeting Casimir geometry. Her paper suggested use of the Poincare group for electrons predating Bourgoin’s use of full spin equations instead of the Dirac equations. The premise being that a constant change in local geometry, results in constantly changing inertial frames inside the cavity. an observer outside the cavity thus can model electrons inside the cavity as occupying the same spatial position in different inertial frames.
I am proposing that claims of anomalous heat such as the Black Light Process and Arata – Zhang work with Pd powders are evidence of this relativistic interpretation for Casimir effect. IMHO Casimir “PLATES” cause equivalent acceleration on the mesoscopic scale in much the same manner as a large mass causes gravity on the macro scale. The big difference is the “CAVITY” between the two plates represents a sudden break in this equivalent acceleration (something that cannot occur at the macro scale)- The animation of a sailing ship below shows a sail with a small hole in it letting wind stream through the opening many times faster than the ambient wind speed pushing the ship.
if the hole in the sail (or cavity between the plates) is small enough it can never exhaust the pressure building in the sail (or on the plates) and a permanent wind stream (or “time” stream) is established. I believe this is what occurs in the Casimir cavity only it is the vacuum fluctuations accumulated on the outside of the plates streaming through instead of wind. I am proposing a neo Lorentzian ether model where Lorentz’s moving ether resides on the time axis instead of the spatial axis. Vacuum fluctuations in this model act like dye in the bloodstream to trace out the path of the time stream as it intersects the spatial axis. From a temporal perspective space is a flat two dimensional plane and Casimir “parallel plates” are actually side by side. The motion of this “ether/time stream” through our “flat” 2D spatial plane is opposed by matter much like a sail opposes wind flow. This motion on the time axis manifests itself as vacuum fluctuations which constantly wink into and out of existence in the “Present”. I am positing that vacuum fluctuations exist as a potential traveling through time only materializing for the briefest instant as they pass through our plane.