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Negative absolute electron mobility, Joule cooling, and the second law

Robson, R. E.; Petrović, Z. Lj.; Raspopović, Z. M.; Loffhagen, D.


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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Date published: 2003-12-01
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Chemical Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.1622667


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