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Entropy: Thermodynamics – Energy – Environment – Economy

Entropie : thermodynamique – énergie – environnement – économie

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Aims and scope

Objectifs de la revue

In 1965, the first edition of the journal Entropie announced that thermodynamics was the basis for many industrial applications, but also for advanced techniques (aerospace, particle and universe physics, metrology). It is a science of energy and entropy, a branch that studies the properties of materials and fluids, conversion processes.


But since then, it has also become clear that thermodynamics and energy have a major role in the living world and its evolution. This aspect is therefore an integral part of the themes of this journal, as well as the relationship with the environment and the economy: are we not talking about thermo-economics, climate change with the temperature drift, a thermodynamic notion if ever there was one?


In summary, the "new edition" of Entropie confirms the previous major fundamental and applied themes, but also opens up to various everyday applications in our societies, and offers new sections on the living world, on the economy (thermo-economics) and the environment through a systemic approach.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Le premier éditorial de la revue Entropie annonçait, en 1965, que la thermodynamique est à la base de nombreuses applications industrielles, mais aussi de techniques de pointe (aérospatial, physique des particules et de l’univers, métrologie). Elle est une science de l’énergie et de l’entropie, branche qui étudie les propriétés des matériaux et des fluides, les processus de conversion.


Mais depuis lors, il est aussi apparu que la thermodynamique et l’énergie avait un rôle majeur dans le monde du vivant et de son évolution. Cet aspect fait donc partie intégrante des thèmes de la revue, de même que la relation à l’environnement et l’économie : ne parle-t-on pas de thermo économie, de changement climatique avec la dérive en température, notion thermodynamique s’il en est.


En résumé, la « nouvelle édition » d’Entropie confirme les thèmes majeurs antérieurs fondamentaux et appliqués, mais y ajoute une ouverture sur des applications diffuses de tous les jours dans nos sociétés, et de nouvelles rubriques du côté du monde du vivant, puis de l’économie (thermo-économie) et de l’environnement par une approche systémique.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Journal issues


Volume 23- 4

Issue 1
Special issue LILA


Volume 22- 3

Issue 1
Issue 2
Special issue


Volume 21- 2

Issue 1
Special issue
Issue 3


Volume 20- 1

Issue 1
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4

Recent articles

Scale change between organoid and organ applied to the treatment of severe diseases
David Vauris, Jean Claude André

Bio-printing is a principle of additive manufacturing in which living cells can be printed or arranged in an organized manner in 3 dimensions. This technique could be useful in the manufacture of functional organs (and which could for example replace deficient organs in sick people) as soon as the locks related to the good development of these organs are unlocked. However, it can already be used to understand the effects of anti-carcinogenic substances on a healthy or malignant cell cluster (organoids). This work highlights the influence of certain parameters on the desired cell death. For example, the shape of the cluster, the diffusion of the anticarcinogen and its natural elimination over time largely influence the amount of cells remaining over time. Thus, the behavior at the microscopic scale (of the organoid) could be studied numerically from different angles while the passage to the macroscopic scale was only possible with simplifications (2-dimensional system, non-proliferation), but which allow to compare two important parameters, the natural elimination of the anticarcinogen with the cell disappearance. Thus, the hierarchy of chemotherapy chemicals resulting from work with organoids, in a logic of personalized medicine, can be challenged by other effects that cannot be taken into account on these small bio-constructs.

Artisanal Wind Turbine for Renewable Energy Education
L. A.Rajoharisoa, N. Randriatefison

As part of the integration of the theme of "Energy Transition" into the school curriculum, we have designed an artisanal wind turbine device, intended for teaching "renewable energy" to pupils of Première S du High School. In the first part of this article, we present the theoretical elements of the wind turbine, the second part is consecrated to the achievements of the various elements and the characteristics of the device, we expose in the last part of the results of our study, very applicable and satisfactory for students during the course and exercises.

Alain Le Méhauté, Michel Feidt

Le projet « Lîla-Entropie», est un projet à vocation heuristique. Sans déroger à la rigueur scientifique qui s’impose, le préfixe « Lîla » qualifie explicitement le présent projet au moyen d’un attribut d’origine Sanscrit indiquant la volonté des contributeurs de cerner, directement ou indirectement, les fondements thermodynamiques de l’évolution du monde, de l’acte créateur qui y prend corps, puis d’en penser le management et le contrôle.

Georges Descombes, Michel Feidt

Cet éditorial marque la 3ème année du renouveau du journal ENTROPIE. Celui-ci inaugure une série de numéros spéciaux relatifs à une des notions parmi les plus fondamentales et complexes de la Thermodynamique-Energétique : L’ENTROPIE.

Beyond classical entropy: Evolution as a creative process under the effect of constraint
Claude P. Bruter

The author returns to the classic definitions of the notion of entropy, the use of which he criticizes in inappropriate situations. Underlying this notion is that of evolution for which various characterizations are proposed.

Entropy, Neguentropy and Anti-entropy: game of tensions to think the living
Marie Chollat-Namy, Giuseppe Longo

Different concepts, derived from that of entropy, but which oppose it, will be correlated in the analysis of the living state of matter: those of negentropy and anti-entropy. We will discuss the disruptive role of entropy as well as its contribution to the production of the organization of life (anti-entropy), in space and time. This will allow us to talk about the historicity of the living and to define a space of viability where anti-entropic diversity is obtained by integration/assimilation of local entropy (variation) in the spatial structures and temporal rhythms of the living. The local thus co-constructs the global, while they constitute a constraint of one on the other, in a tension at the heart of phylogenesis and ontogenesis.

Generalization of statistics and algebras intended for the treatment of self-similar systems
Alain Le Méhauté, Laurent Nivanen

This paper is a brief presentation of the so called Non-Extensive Algebra. This algebra is related to the generalization of the exponential and logarithm functions depending on an external parameter. The relationship between these operators & this algebra and fractal geometry & the dynamics under the control of non-integer differential operators is analyzed. The different aspects of the incomplete statistics are developed using the new operators.

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Michel FEIDT
Université de Lorraine

Vice Editor in Chief

Philippe GUIBERT
Sorbonne Université


Université de Gabès

Université de Franche-Comté

George DARIE
Université Politehnica de Bucarest
Lazlo KISS
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Université Rovira i Virgili
Gianpaolo MANFRIDA
Université de Florence
Phillipe MATHIEU
Université de Liège
Université de Toulouse


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