Dr. Martin Tajmar unveils an important new software package that allows the calculation of Casimir forces in nanotechnology design. The CasimirSim software platform allows scientists & engineers to design better nanotechnology products by allow them to model complex molecular geometries on the nanoscale, which should provide a more in-depth understanding of how the Casimir force effects nanoscale technology.
Nanotechnology is definitely one of the leading technologies of the 21st century. It enables breakthroughs in physics, space applications, medicine, and materials sciences, to mention only a few examples. When scaling things down from our macroscopic everyday world to below one micrometer the nature of Physics changes dramatically. Quantum mechanical effects start to invalidate macroscopic models and govern the behavior of processes at the nano scale. CasimirSim has been developed for calculating Casimir Polder forces in arbitrary 3D geometries. CasimirSim is designed as a tool for scientists and engineers, therefore providing a wide variety of options for calculations. It shall open the doors for the analysis of expected Casimir forces in complex systems at design time, and help to approach new frontiers in nano-technology.