Researchers at UCM and CSS have encountered a partial violation of the second law of thermodynamics in a quantum system known as Hofstadter lattice. This partial violation has no place within the framework of classical physics.
ANSWERING THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS: How often do quantum systems violate the second law of thermodynamics?
The longer you use a computer, the hotter it will get. That seems like just an everyday fact of life, but it might actually be its own law of physics. And, like all phyiscal laws, quantum mechanics apparently violates it. More »
Quantum physics concerns a world of infinitely small things. But for years, researchers have been attempting to observe the properties of quantum physics on a larger scale, even macroscopic.
New research from UCL and the Universities of Gdansk, Singapore, and Delft has uncovered additional second laws of thermodynamics which complement the ordinary second law of thermodynamics, one of the most fundamental laws of nature...