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Heat Engines of Extraordinary Efficiency and the General Principle of their Operation

Version 1 : Received: 10 April 2017 / Approved: 10 April 2017 / Online: 10 April 2017 (18:00:41 CEST)

How to cite: Cornwall, R. Heat Engines of Extraordinary Efficiency and the General Principle of their Operation. Preprints 2017, 2017040057 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0057.v1). Cornwall, R. Heat Engines of Extraordinary Efficiency and the General Principle of their Operation. Preprints 2017, 2017040057 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201704.0057.v1).

Abstract

The intention of this paper is to elucidate new types of heat engines with extraordinary efficiency, more specifically to eventually focus on the author’s research into a temporary magnetic remanence device. First we extend the definition of heat engines through a diagrammatic classification scheme and note a paradoxical non-coincidence between the Carnot, Kelvin-Planck and other forms of the 2nd Law, between sectors of the diagram. It is then seen, between the diagram sectors, how super-efficient heat engines are able to reduce the degrees of freedom resulting from change in chemical potential, over mere generation of heat; until in the right sector of the diagram, the conventional wisdom for the need of two reservoirs is refuted. A brief survey of the Maxwell Demon problem finds no problem with information theoretic constructs. Our ongoing experimental enquiry into a temporary magnetic remanence cycle using standard kinetic theory, thermodynamics and electrodynamics is presented – yet a contradiction results with the 2nd law placing it in the right sector of the classification diagram.

Subject Areas

Maxwell Demon, Phase Transition, Ferrofluid, Magneto-calorific effect, Time's Arrow

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