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2011年7月7日

Maxwell’s Demons Appear in the Lab” now available FOR FREE”

Our original feature “Maxwell’s Demons Appear in the Lab”  is now available HERE for free!

 

Charles H. Bennett and Benjamin Shcumacher, known for their intriguing work on physics of information, reviewed recent two experiments which  summoned Maxwell’ Demon. Researchers at the University of Texas in the US made the Demon cool atoms down near to absolute zero, and  others at Chuo University and the University of Tokyo in Japan demonstrated the Demon exploited information to covert heat into work. Did the Demons then violate the Second Law of Thermodynamics? No, The authors explained why.