**Sphere**

For a dielectric sphere, **Mie scattering **gives:

Can be used to compute the interaction between two spheres:

"Casimir Forces between Arbitrary Compact Objects,"

T. Emig, N. Graham, R.L. Jaffe, & M. Kardar, Phys. Rev. Lett.

99, 170403 (2007)Between a sphere and a plane:

"Fluctuation induced quantum interactions between compact objects and a plane mirror,"

T. Emig, J. Stat. Mech. P04007 (2008)

Can be generalized to finite temperatures and imperfect conductivity

"Quantum and thermal Casimir interaction between a sphere and a plate: Comparison of Drude and plasma models,"

R. Zandi, T. Emig, & U. Mohideen, Phys. Rev. B

81, 195423 (2010)