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Entropy 2004, 6(1), 87-95; doi:10.3390/e6010087
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A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces

Received: 29 August 2003; Accepted: 20 December 2003 / Published: 21 March 2004
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics)
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Abstract: A mechanism is described which can create a chemical potential gradient from a single heat reservoir. The mechanism is equivalent to a Maxwellian valve. Heat supplies the energy through thermal fluctuations to form the gradient contrary to the second law. A quantitative analysis of the system is given.
Keywords: Maxwell; second law; microscopic irreversibility; Brownian motion; centrifugal force Maxwell; second law; microscopic irreversibility; Brownian motion; centrifugal force
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Gordon, L.G. A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces. Entropy 2004, 6, 87-95.

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Gordon LG. A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces. Entropy. 2004; 6(1):87-95.

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Gordon, Lyndsay G. 2004. "A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces." Entropy 6, no. 1: 87-95.


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