Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Smoluchowski's Trapdoor
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
Modified Feynman ratchet with velocity-dependent fluctuations
Article Menu

Article Versions

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Entropy 2004, 6(1), 87-95; doi:10.3390/e6010087

A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces

11 Guildford Tce., Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
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)
Download PDF [38 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]

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
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Gordon, L.G. A Maxwellian Valve based on centrifugal forces. Entropy 2004, 6, 87-95.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Entropy EISSN 1099-4300 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top