Maxwell's demon in the Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube

R. Liew, J.C.H. Zeegers, J.G.M. Kuerten, W.R. Michalek

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number054503
Pages (from-to)054503-1/4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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