Departmental Seminar

Maxwell’s Demon: a real experiment.

Dr Howard Hanley

For over 150 years, the Maxwell Demon thought experiment, which partitions hot from cold gas molecules without apparently doing work, has caused endless debates; has the Demon violated the second Law of Thermodynamics?  We have carried out a real time, real space, SANS experiment to look into this.  We will outline the experiment, but want the audience to tell us where we may be wrong!

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