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Special Issue "Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Experiment and Theory"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016).
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Interests: the second law of thermodynamics; retrocausation; nanotechnology; plantary formation; plasma physics
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Special Issue in Entropy: Quantum Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
This Special Issue will collect a limited number of selected papers presented at the symposium “Limits to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Experiment and Theory” at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the AAAS, which was held at the University of San Diego, CA, USA, 14–17 June, 2016. Symposium web site: http://associations.sou.edu/aaaspd/2016SANDIEGO/Symposia16.htm.
The second law of thermodynamics is foundational to science, engineering and technology. During the past two decades, more than two dozen challenges to it have been advanced into the general scientific literature by research groups worldwide. In recent years, several have undergone laboratory test, their results indicating the second law might not be universal. In this symposium, the current experimental and theoretical status of the second law were explored.
Topics included Maxwell's demon, recent experimentally-testable second law challenges, quantum decoherence, the arrow of time, black holes, and developments in the theory of nonequilibrium systems. Special attention was paid to theories and experiments addressing the question of the second law's universality.
Prof. Dr. Daniel P. Sheehan
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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