Negative absolute electron mobility, Joule cooling, and the second law
A number of recent theoretical investigations of electron motion in attaching gases demonstrate the possibility of a steady-state situation in which the electric current opposes the applied field. This phenomenon, which has been called “negative absolute electron mobility”, implies a Joule cooling effect and an associated negative entropy production, suggesting, at first glance, a possible violation of the second law of thermodynamics. In this article we show that the entropy production has in...[Show more]
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