In reply to Jones Beene's message of Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:06:38 -0700:
What they have constructed is essentially a magnetic "diode" between the plates,
which allows current flow in one direction only. We have discussed the use of
diodes on this forum before.
>In the disclosed Maxwell's demon type of experiment from 2012, heat from
>ambient air was converted completely into electric energy, using a
>static magnetic field without producing any other effect.
>The phenomenon proves clearly that the second law of thermodynamics is
>not universally valid, even though the output was tiny.
>"Realization of Maxwells Hypothesis" A heat-electric conversion in
>contradiction to Kelvins statement by Xinyong Fu, Zitao Fu Shanghai
>Jiao Tong University
Robin van Spaandonk