The civilization I've built has developed the technology for near limitless, sustained power generation. Through this advancement it's been possible for them to solve for Alcubierre's Bubbles and traverse short distances (less than 1 light year) through artificial breaches into subspace largely through a greater understanding of Casimir Effect / Pressure and to traverse far greater distances through naturally occurring wormholes.
Would it be theoretically possible to apply the principles behind the Casimir Effect and Casimir Pressure as it applies to zero-point-energy / negative energy density to do the following:
- Reduce the size (length) necessary for a railgun to be used in space (see other articles/questions on railguns in space) by taking advantage of Casimir Pressure as the primary accelerant or more likely as a catalyst for the creation of the EM Acceleration Field? (Also potentially using this at both ends to cancel out recoil). Essentially asking, can the Casimir pressure and negative energy density (which has been studied as it applies to tiny spaces) be used to reduce the size requirements of a railgun by acting as a catalyst or even the main driving force behind the creation of the EM Acceleration Field.
I realize this is purely theoretical and am mostly looking for someone with more understanding of physics than myself to say "technically yes" or "absolutely no." No need to answer in great detail (unless you want to), I'm honestly considering just hand-waving this due to how many bits of data that do apply are still purely theoretical to us now.
- Power generation is not a factor, assume it's near infinite and can be applied as needed.
- Computing power is not a factor, assume it's near infinite and can be applied as needed.