Description: A thermodynamical minimum principle valid for photon radiation is shown to hold for arbitrary geometries. It is successfully extended to neutrinos, in the zero mass and chemical potential case, following a parallel development of photon and neutrino statistics. This minimum principle stems more from that of Planck than that of classical Onsager-Prigogine irreversible thermodynamics. Its extension from bosons to fermions suggests that it may have a still wider validity. 14 refs.
Date: August 1, 1997
Creator: Essex, C. & Kennedy, D.C.
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