onereaderone, on 02 February 2013 - 05:38 AM, said:

it is also not effected by vaccum or ultra pressure....

But please forgive my incredulity: if you have developed plans for an actuator that can easily be built on any scale from a micron to a decameter, why haven't

*you*filed for a patent yet? If you

*have*a patent, it shouldn't be too much trouble to get venture capital interested, or just subcontract out the actual construction and sale of the device. You can learn how to file for a US patent here, and a European patent here.

bmk1245, on 01 February 2013 - 11:29 PM, said:

**knows a lot**.

the L, on 01 February 2013 - 10:59 PM, said:

bmk1245, on 01 February 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

My intuition (and this isn't really

*my*intuition, I am just cobbling together ideas other scientists have brought up) is that exact solutions to the

*microstate*of an

*absolute zero*, many body ensemble are impossible to find, but exact solutions to the

*macrostate*of a

*finite temperature*, many body ensemble are solvable.

The typical approach to solving a many body ensemble is to make approximations to get an answer for absolute zero, and then generalize (using statistical mechanics) that result to finite temperature situations. This works well for some situations but fails for others.

I think there needs to be a more intimate connection between entropy and energy in quantum mechanics; I do not think that trying to solve for the energy (using ordinary quantum mechanics) and then including entropy (using statistical mechanics) is correct.

But I don't know how to balance entropy with energy in a sensible way.

And of course I could be totally wrong about all of this.