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Starting with a mixture containing equal amounts of two species, the theoretical minium energy for separating them is ln(2)kT per molecule, the reduction in entropy. This is, of course, quite small -- the same as the free-energy cost of compressing the volume of a gas by a factor of two.

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by technopolitical on Tue May 2nd, 2006 at 11:24:49 PM EST
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