Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics is a branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work. It defines macroscopic variables, such as internal energy, entropy, and pressure, that ...
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Physicists Are One Step Closer To Cooling Down Antimatter
Physicists are one step closer to cooling down antimatter.
How to make ice bubbles in freezing temps
How to make ice bubbles in freezing temps.
New metamaterial enhances natural cooling without power input
Thin glass-polymer sheet increases passive radiative cooling
We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.
3 share Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries on strange states of matter
Three physicists share the Nobel Prize for their work discovering strange states of matter
BBC Future - The secretive, billionaire-backed plans to harness fusion
The founders of Amazon and Microsoft are putting their fortunes into little-known fusion energy companies - and it has strange parallels with fiction.
Melting A Sock With Sulfuric Acid
Melting a sock with sulfuric acid! This video demonstrates how sulfuric acid reacts with your clothing. Within a matter of three minutes the sock was melted down to an awesome glob of goo.
Five Little Things You Can Do to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
An informative article about improving the energy efficiency of a house.
Scientists To Inject Fuel In Experimental Fusion Device
GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe fo...
The Quantum Fridge
When cold milk is poured into a hot cup of tea, a temperature equilibrium is reached very quickly. The milk droplets and the tea particles interact, and after a few moments they all have the same aver...
Scientists Find Global Ocean Warming Has Doubled In Recent Decades
Lawrence Livermore scientists, working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (link is external) and university colleagues, have found that half of the global ocean heat content increase...
New Paper Asserts That Life Could Survive On A Planet Orbiting A Black Hole
Living on a planet orbiting a black hole might be a reality in our future. According to the second law of thermodynamics, life requires a temperature difference to provide a source of useable energy. ...
Wendelstein 7-X: The World's Largest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Comes To Life
Today the first helium plasma was produced in the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device.It achieved a temperature of 1 million degrees Celsius. Wendelstein 7-X is the world’s largest stellarator-type fusion d...
Heat Radiates 10,000 Times Faster At The Nanoscale
When heat travels between two objects that aren't touching, it flows differently at the smallest scales—distances on the order of the diameter of DNA, or 1/50,000 of a human hair. In a unique ultra-l...
How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
How do you quantify something as complex and personal as humour? University of Alberta researchers have developed a mathematical method of doing just that—and it might not be quite as personal as we t...
Plant lamps powered by soil nutrients bring electricity to remote areas of Peru
In parts of the world that don’t have steady access to the electricity grid, finding power for essential things like night lighting are an ongoing challenge. While you can burn kerosene in lamps to pr...
History of thermodynamics
The history of thermodynamics is a fundamental strand in the history of physics, the history of chemistry, and the history of science in general. Owing to the relevance of thermodynamics in much of sc...
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Gas laws
The gas laws were developed at the end of the 18th century, when scientists began to realize that relationships between the pressure, volume and temperature of a sample of gas could be obtained which ...
Theory of heat
In the history of science, the theory of heat or mechanical theory of heat was a theory, introduced in 1798 by Sir Benjamin Thompson, better known as Count Rumford and developed more thoroughly in 182...
Temperature
A temperature is a comparative objective measure of hot and cold. It is measured, typically by a thermometer, through the bulk behavior of a thermometric material, detection of heat radiation, or by p...
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Absolute zero
Absolute zero is the lower limit of the thermodynamic temperature scale, a state at which the enthalpy and entropy of a cooled ideal gas reaches its minimum value, taken as 0. The theoretical temperat...
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Heat conduction
Thermal conduction is the transfer of internal energy by microscopic diffusion and collisions of particles or quasi-particles within a body. The microscopically diffusing and colliding objects include...
Thermodynamic system
A thermodynamic system is the content of a macroscopic volume in space, along with its walls and surroundings; it undergoes thermodynamic processes according to the principles of thermodynamics. A phy...
Thermodynamic process
A thermodynamic process is the energetic development of a thermodynamic system proceeding from an initial state to a final state. Paths through the space of thermodynamic variables are often specified...
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Laws of thermodynamics
The four laws of thermodynamics define fundamental physical quantities (temperature, energy, and entropy) that characterize thermodynamic systems. The laws describe how these quantities behave under ...
Thermodynamic potential
A thermodynamic potential is a scalar quantity used to represent the thermodynamic state of a system. The concept of thermodynamic potentials was introduced by Pierre Duhem in 1886. Josiah Willard Gib...
Thermodynamic free energy
The thermodynamic free energy is the amount of work that a thermodynamic system can perform. The concept is useful in the thermodynamics of chemical or thermal processes in engineering and science. Th...
Thermodynamic equations
Thermodynamics is expressed by a mathematical framework of thermodynamic equations which relate various thermodynamic quantities and physical properties measured in a laboratory or production process....
Thermodynamic properties
Specific properties are expressed on a per mass basis; in some circumstances other dimensions could be used, such as per-mole.Regarding Work and Heat:Note that work and heat above are listed as proces...
Thermodynamic properties - Wikipedia