Thermodynamics and Energy


A.A.A.S. Conference Slides: “2nd Law Challenges” University of San Diego 2016, Maxwell Demons by Phase Transitions Severing the Link Between Physics and Information Theory

Authors: Remi Cornwall

The search for new power sources has increasingly challenged the second law of thermodynamics; one such cycle is presented herein with both experimental and rigorous theoretical underpinnings. These analyses, both kinetic and thermodynamic inevitably lead to the Maxwell Demon problem. It is clear that, against the Szilard-Brillouin-Landauer argument, that phase transition processes in conjunction with the cycle and apparatus requires no molecular information to be kept, negating the argument and need that the demon’s entropy change by 1/2kTln 2 per molecule processed. The Demon was thought to bring Information into the fold of Physics. We ask the question, if all computing can be made reversible by heat recovery and furthermore, if the speed of information appears not to be limited by Relativity, due to the author’s protocol to send classical data over an entangled Bell Channel, if the Landauer maxim, “Information is Physical”, is entirely true?

Comments: 25 Pages. Nearly last draft for 25 minute talk.

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