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Publication Date

1996

Keywords

Second law of thermodynamics

Abstract

This paper presents a 2T thermodynamic cycle operating around the critical locus of ethylene. The cycle converts heat energy to work at a rate greater than the Carnot cycle. This energy conversion rate challenges the use of Carnot's thermodynamic efficiency as a foundation for the second Jaw of thermodynamics. The paper discusses the historical development of classical theory and the second law's foundation in logic.

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7

Last Page

11

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