February 19, 2013
Maxwell's Demon Meets Quantum Dots
Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American
Entropy. It’s at the root of one of the most famous physics thought experiments of the 20th century (second only to the infamous Schroedinger’s cat), devised by a Scottish physicist named James Clerk Maxwell, called Maxwell’s Demon. And now scientists at the Institute of Technology in Berlin have devised a nanoscale version of that thought experiment using quantum dots.
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