Mechanics / Electrodynamics
August 3, 2018
Solid-state Maxwell demon, Maxwell demon, second law of thermodynamics, thermodynamics, thermal equilibrium, nonequilibrium, semiconductor diode, n-p junction, nanotechnology, Dr. Daniel P. Sheehan, Dr. Germano D'Abramo
Since Dr. Sheehan has published his discovery of the solid-state Maxwell demon (SSMD) many people have attacked the concept, simply because it violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics, which they consider to be sacrosanct and inviolable. One of the opponents is Dr. D'Abramo who attempted to debunk the principle in several papers. His main objection against the principle of the device is that according to him no electrostatic eld can exist within the vacuum gap of the SSMD in equilibrium. In the present paper we will refute his arguments that he presented in the quoted publication.