Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine
Atoms at negative absolute temperature: The hottest systems in the world
(Phys.org)—In cold regions on earth, negative temperatures on the Fahrenheit or Celsius scale can often occur in winter; in physics, however, they were so far impossible. On the absolute temperature scale ...
Maxwell's demon demonstration turns information into energy
Mathematical model explains marital breakups
Nanoparticle trapped with laser light temporarily violates the second law of thermodynamics
Objects with sizes in the nanometer range, such as the molecular building blocks of living cells or nanotechnological devices, are continuously exposed to random collisions with surrounding molecules. In ...
Scientists design solar cells that exceed the conventional light-trapping limit
Second Law of Thermodynamics May Explain Economic Evolution
Evidence of a new phase in liquid hydrogen
Could thermodynamic fluctuations have led to the origins of life?
Physicists theorize entangled quantum batteries could be almost perfect
Black hole thermodynamics
In the 1800s scientists studying things like heat and the behavior of low density gases developed a theory known as thermodynamics. As the name suggests, this theory describes the dynamic behavior of heat ...
Scientists propose creating Maxwell's demon with two quantum dots
Quantum engines must break down
Our present understanding of thermodynamics is fundamentally incorrect if applied to small systems and needs to be modified, according to new research from University College London (UCL) and the University of Gdańsk. The ...
Surfing on acoustic waves (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic waves. For the first time, they have been able to also control ...