The Demon That Betters the World

Recent achievements at nanotechnology could lead towards a more energy-efficient future.

Researchers at an Aalto University laboratory, in collaboration with Stony Brook University and Tokyo University, have been successful with a famous thought experiment that has haunted the scientific world for more than 150 years: the Maxwell’s demon. Experiments show how an electronic Maxwell’s demon converts information to energy with the help of nano technology. This achievement could lead towards a more energy-efficient future.

 

 

Contact information:

Professor Jukka Pekola
[email protected]
+358 50 344 2697, +358 40 700 9290

Research group Pico website

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