Thermodynamics and Energy


MAXWELL’S Demon Kind Machines

Authors: Ikonomis Ilias

In this paper, we propose several Maxwell’s demon-like machines. Most of them are made from semipermeable membranes, thermal engines, and ideal gases. The presentation of each machine is followed by few thermodynamic calculations and conclusions. Most of solutions are done by means of classical thermodynamics but references to statistical thermodynamics are also done. Our demons are non-sentient, they act by natural processes [2]. Our hypothetical semipermeable membranes do all the work, without the need of external work, information storage or other entropy increasing mechanisms. As Maxwell’s demon thought experiment has been widely used in papers regarding information entropy, computing etc we must clarify that our demons have nothing to do with the above, but only with a “thermodynamic” world.

Comments: 15 Pages. Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0

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[v1] 2014-05-17 13:57:24

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