posted on Aug, 30 2014 @ 09:56 AM
a reply to: Nechash
Since the target is thin, an electric or magnetic field could provide a lot of force across the flat surface. The electric force could also be
distributed to buttress the strength the containing material.
Solar panels are less expensive every year, batteries are more expensive every year.
Maybe you could fabricate a small immobile battery, like a fishpond sized chemical capacitor, to save on battery money.
Ceramics tend to crack as they have no elasticity. Ceramics are best for heat. All ceramic mechanical strength is against compression, very little
against tension. Ceramics as insulators all around the edge and in between ferrous steel plates might be an arrangement to start with.
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