New Thermodynamics Discovered

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  1. wooleeheron

    wooleeheron Brain Damaged Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    How to melt gold at room temperature

    I had to wait for this article to come out, because the original paper is too technical, but they are saying that simply because gold atoms are on the surface of a gold object, it be melted at room temperature and distorted in shape a million different ways. Very tiny waves and bumps to be sure, but its completely new thermodynamics that can be exploited in the semi-conducting and other industries immediately, assuming anyone has actually thought about practical applications yet. The discovery could even imply that everything is constantly changing shape on nanoscopic scales, and could explain the architecture of the cytoskeleton of common cells, in terms of thermodynamics.

    The first research into this could include producing cheap catalysts and phase changing circuitry. Temperature and shape, may be indivisible yin and yang, with this discovery illustrating how the two can subtly exchange identities without our realizing it. The other implication is we are looking at how quantum mechanics manifests on macroscopic scales that are simply not visible to the naked eye. There have been a steady number of basic insights such as this one over the last couple of decades, as if to remind physicists that they have only begun to explore our world.
  2. Matias

    Matias Member

    It's nice that we have come so far, but seems like this might be only the beginning. As the article says, one must use an electron microscope. For now, we can only hope to see more improvements in the technology.
  3. wooleeheron

    wooleeheron Brain Damaged Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    You have to use an electron microscope to see details on a chip too, but gold and similar phase transition materials are commonly used in processors. The issue right now is the fundamental thermodynamics, because thermodynamics have turned out to be proportional to magnetism, and here they are manipulating both spontaneously at room temperature. If they can figure out how to manipulate thermodynamics using magnetic fields at room temperature, and vice versa, they could study quantum thermodynamics in great detail, and thermodynamics have turned out to have the same mathematics as Relativity. Not to mention, magnetism and temperature are crucial aspects of any phase transition, including superconducting and superfluidity.

    Although AI gets a lot of credit for being likely to usher in the next scientific revolution, this is one of those discoveries that will likely get us there with or without AI, because it looks very likely to bridge Relativity and quantum mechanics, if they study it long enough. My own belief, is the Golden Ratio applies and they'll be able to figure out exactly how time works by studying liquid quasi-crystals of the Time Crystal variety. Here we see magnetism giving rise to shape and temperature, and being able to document how they affect time crystals should bridge quantum mechanics and relativity, using a thermodynamic theory of everything. The fact these are small features, makes them all that easier to incorporate in a time crystal.

    The first experiments I expect of interest, will involve optical matrices, but you never know with this kind of fundamental research. They are right on the border of classical and quantum mechanics.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2018
  4. donnaharris

    donnaharris New Member

    Wow, that's really interesting, I haven't thought about that before. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  5. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    I agree.
  6. egger

    egger Member

    Free pdf of paper. The link for the paper in the news article wasn't free.

    Electric field-controlled reversible order-disorder switching of a metal tip surface
    Ludvig de Knoop, Mikael Juhani Kuisma, Joakim Löfgren, Kristof Lodewijks, Mattias Thuvander, Paul Erhart, Alexandre Dmitriev, Eva Olsson
    (Submitted on 7 May 2018)

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