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Will the fusion reactor ITER decrease entropy?

  1. May 16, 2013 #1
    ITER is the fusion reactor in southern France that hopefully will come online in 2018.

    According to wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER

    The ITER fusion reactor itself has been designed to produce 500 megawatts of output power for 50 megawatts of input power.

    Does this mean that if the Universe contained only ITER, the people that made it, and the things necessary to build it that the net amount of entropy in the universe would decrease?
     
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  3. May 16, 2013 #2

    Vanadium 50

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    Of course not. Second law of thermodynamics.
     
  4. May 17, 2013 #3

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    Fusing particles and heating the environment increases entropy a lot.
     
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