PUBLICATIONS

P.D. Keefe, Quantum mechanics and the second law of thermodynamics: an insight gleaned from magnetic hysteresis in the first order phase transition of an isolated mesoscopic size Type I superconductor, T151, IOP Publishing (2012) 014029, 7 pages, Proceedings from International Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics FQMT'11, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-30 July 2011.

V. pička, Th.M. Nieuwenhuizen and P.D. Keefe, Physics at the FQMT11 conference, Physica Scripta, T151, IOP Publishing (2012) 014001, 16 pages, Proceedings from International Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics FQMT'11, Prague, Czech Republic, 25-30 July 2011.

P.D. Keefe, Superconductor Particles As The Working Media Of A Heat Engine, Proceedings of the AAAS, Pacific Division conference on the Second law of Thermodynamics: Status and Challenges, D.P. Sheehan, Editor, AIP Conference Proceedings No. 1411, 101 (2011); doi 10.1063/1.3665234.

V. pička, Th.M. Nieuwenhuizen and P.D. Keefe, Physics at the FQMT08 conference, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 42, Issue 3, January 2010, Pages 207-227, Proceedings from International Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics FQMT'08, Prague, Czech Republic, 28 July - 2 August 2008.

Peter D. Keefe, The second law of thermodynamics and quantum heat engines: Is the law strictly enforced?, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 42, Issue 3, January 2010, Pages 461-465, Proceedings from International Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics FQMT'08, Prague, Czech Republic, 028 July - 2 August 2008.

V. pička, Th.M. Nieuwenhuizen and P.D. Keefe, Physics at the FQMT04 conference, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 29, Issues 1-2 , October 2005, Pages 1-28, Proceedings from International Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics, Prague, Czech Republic, 07/2004.

P.D. Keefe, Quantum limit to the second law by magneto-caloric effect, adiabatic phase transition of mesoscopic-size Type I superconductor particles, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 29, Issues 1-2 , October 2005, Pages 104-110, Proceedings from International Conference on the Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics, Prague, Czech Republic, 07/2004.

V. Capek and D. Sheehan, Challenges to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Springer Publishing, Netherlands, 2005. pp 117-125. 

P.D. Keefe, Second Law Implications of a Magnetocaloric Effect Adiabatic Phase Transition of Type I Superconductor Particles, Journal of Modern Optics, V. 51, No. 16-18, pp 2727-2730, 10-12/2004. 

P.D. Keefe, Second Law Violation By Magneto-Caloric Effect Adiabatic Phase Transition of Type I Superconductor Particles, Entropy, V. 6, pp. 116-127, 03/2004. 

P.D. Keefe, Coherent Magneto-Caloric Effect Superconductive Heat Engine Process Cycle, Journal of Modern Optics, V. 50, No. 15-17, pp 2443-2454, 10-11/2003. 

P.D. Keefe, Coherent-Magneto-Caloric Effect Heat Engine Process Cycle, Quantum Limits to the Second Law, First International Conference on Quantum Limits to the Second Law, D.P. Sheehan, Editor, AIP Conference Proceedings No. 643, pp. 213-218, 09/2002.

P.D. Keefe, Coherent Magneto-Caloric Effect Superconductive Heat Engine Process Cycle, United States Patent 4,638,194, 01/1987.

P.D. Keefe, A Thermodynamic Comparison between the Magneto-Mechanically and Magneto-Calorically Induced Superconductive Phase Transitions in a Type I Superconductor Culminating in a Proposal for a New Type of Superconductive Motor, Master's Thesis, University of Detroit, 04/1974.