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C. Henkel and F. Intravaia
On the Casimir entropy between `perfect crystals'
Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 25 (2010) 2328-36, selected papers from the Ninth Conference on Quantum Field Theory Under the Influence of External Conditions (QFEXT09), University of Oklahoma (Sep 2009).


    We give a re-interpretation of an `entropy defect' in the electromagnetic Casimir effect. The electron gas in a perfect crystal is an electromagnetically disordered system whose entropy contains a finite Casimir-like contribution. The Nernst theorem (third law of thermodynamics) is not applicable.

[ 0911.3489 ] [ DOI ]

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