[edit]Maxwell's Demon in the Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube

Physical Review Letters 109, 054503 (August 2012)
doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.054503

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A theory was developed that explains energy separation in a vortex tube, known as one of the Maxwellian demons. It appears that there is a unique relation between the pressures in the exits of the vortex tube and its temperatures. Experimental results show that the computed and measured temperatures are in very good agreement.

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@Article{LZKM12,
  author       = {Liew, R. and Zeegers, J.C.H. and Kuerten, J.G.M. and Michalek, W.R.},
  title        = {Maxwell's Demon in the Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube},
  journal      = {Physical Review Letters},
  volume       = {109},
  pages        = {054503},
  month        = {August},
  year         = {2012},
  doi          = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.054503},
  project      = {The Vortex Tube as a tool in sustainable energy production},
  keywords     = {Vortex Tube, Maxwell's demon},
  class        = {wet},
  url          = {http://mtp.phys.tue.nl/publications/2012/LZKM12}
}

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