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Maxwell’s demon on the nuclear level

Scientists at CENBG have discovered that two warm nuclei set in contact behave in a very counterintuitive way. Heat keeps flowing from the warmer to the colder nucleus until the thermal energy of the warmer nucleus is completely exhausted. In contrast, all other objects in nature reach thermal equilibrium before complete thermal energy sorting is achieved.

To know more about this subject read the summary, or read the article recently published by Phys. Rev. Lett.