Latest Thermodynamic state Stories

2012-05-21 23:59:09

Researchers try to get the temperature-independent energy spectrum of some materials for obtaining all their thermodynamic properties from their experimental heat capacities alone. However, measurements are made at finite temperatures in practice, such as with phonon spectra obtained by inelastic neutron scattering, so it is very difficult to obtain a T-independent energy spectrum for any real material. One promising method to obtain such a spectrum is to solve the so-called specific...

2008-10-02 12:03:52

U.S. scientists say they're turning to nanoelectronics to help solve the problem of computer heat generated by ever increasing processing speeds. Researchers at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science hope to lay the scientific groundwork that will solve the problem with nanoelectronics. "Lap tops are very hot now, so hot they are not 'lap' tops anymore," said Assistant Professor Avik Ghosh. "The prediction is that if we continue at our current pace of...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.