Thermodynamics and Energy

   

Thoughts on Negative Heat Capacities

Authors: Jeremy Dunning-Davies

By referring to well-established deductions from the Second Law of Thermodynamics and to the fact that concavity is the essence of this law, it is shown that the existence of negative heat capacities for closed systems is incompatible with the Second Law. However, it is seen that the heat capacity of an open system could be negative.

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