Researchers build an engine based on the famous Maxwell demon thought experiment that may help us understand how entropy is created
September 20, 2022
A device based on a 155-year-old thought experiment has been realized at its largest scale to help us understand how entropy, or disorder, arises. It could also one day be used to harvest energy from exercise.
maxwell’s demon It is a thought experiment first proposed by Scottish mathematician James Clark Maxwell in 1867. He imagined a tiny demon sorting gas particles by temperature into two chambers, one heating one and the other cooling the other. In theory, this…