Departmental Seminar

Maxwell’s Demon: a real experiment.

Dr Howard Hanley
ANU, RSPE, AM

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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