Some years ago I was studying "Fundamentos de biología" (Biology fundamentals) and learned how the lipids create a bilayer due to the water repulsion. Some time later I learned that this was called the hydrophobic effect and occurred in some other cellular materials.
But something else was in my mind back then. I had already read in wikipedia about a particular effect, the Casimir effect and felt like they were similar, but in completely different fields and medium.
When there's a material immersed in the medium, the entropy of the medium is reduced. Therefore, if there are two materials, there's a force that bonds them together as the total amount of reduced entropy also depends upon the total surface [and closed systems tend to increase the entropy, not reduce it].
Note: In the English Casimir Effect's wikipedia page there's no allusion to entropy; nor there's in the Spanish one, but only in the Spanish one there's a couple of notes that strongly suggest that the entropy is reduced with the two plates.
1.a Are they actually the same "kind" of effect but in completely different areas or I'm interpreting them wrong?
1.b Is there any other similar effect to these?
2.a If the material affecting the Casimir effect was liquid, wouldn't it act similar to the lipid bilayer, forming an sphere?
2.b If so, wouldn't be a good way to measure the Casimir effect to rotate this small sphere at certain velocity and see the expected deformation vs the one that occurs taking into account the Casimir effect?