22 November >>2pm Thermodynamics - Lecture by the Professor De Waele ( Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 2pm to 4pm
Institut Néel - CNRS Grenoble
25, av. des Martyrs
Prof.Dr. Alphons (Fons) de Waele is a renowned expert in the field of cryogenics. After a PhD on Josephson effect and thermoelectric effects in superconductors, he joined the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he worked successively on dilution refrigerators, cryocoolers, in particular pulse-tube coolers down to 1.2 K, and thermo-acoustics refrigeration.
As a co-organizer and teacher of the European Cryoschool for PhD students, he is well known for his lectures on thermodynamics of open systems and cryogenic technologies.
Since his retirement, he is an active advisor in the field of cryogenic technology in particular related to superconducting motors.
These lectures are open to everybody interested. They are recognized by two doctoral training programs (EDPhys and IMEP2). Lectures will be held at Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble.
- Mathematical formulation of the first and second laws of thermodynamics for inhomogeneous open systems
- Introduction of concepts like enthalpy flow, entropy flow, entropy production, and dissipation
- Application to motors and coolers and the equivalence with other formulations
- The third law is formulated mathematically. The equivalence with the unobtainability of absolute zero will be critically discussed
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