Since the mid-1990s, more than three dozen systems have advanced into
the refereed scientific literature purporting to challenge the absolute
status of the second law of thermodynamics. Many have strong experimental support and follow a common template. The talk explores this template as a framework for understanding second law devices and as a possible roadmap for future ones.
Dr. Sheehan earned his B.S. in Chemistry at Santa Clara University
(1981, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Ph.D. in Physics at U.C.
Irvine (1987); he has been teaching at the University of San Diego
since 1989. His areas of research include basic plasma physics,
planetary formation, nanotechnology, the physics of time, and
experimentally testable challenges to the second law of thermodynamics.
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Published on March 14, 2022