[ RadSafe ] LAT Article: Floridapawnshop'sradioactivesurprise("Yellow cake")

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 18 11:49:59 CDT 2007

The system that the protozans are in is a closed
system.  Their environment is the limited to the
testing chambers.  As cellular energy is consumed, the
entropy increases, chemical processes slow, and the
cells cease to function and die.

--- "Earley, Jack N" <Jack_N_Earley at RL.gov> wrote:

> "  cells must obey the second law of thermodynamics.
> ms"
> John--
> I'm a little confused by your clarification. Cells
> are open, not closed,
> systems, so entropy is not applicable since they
> dissipate their
> disorder to their environment. I'm not disagreeing
> with your
> conclusions; I'm just missing the connection to
> entropy.
> Jack Earley
> Health Physicist
> 509.372.9532

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-- John F. Kennedy 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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