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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Phage
Hopefully some smart Physicist will harness the power of Van Halen and create technology that will take us into the stars.
And you're right. We don't really want Abba in space.
Nazar and her colleagues switched the organic electrolyte to a more stable inorganic molten salt and the porous carbon cathode to a bifunctional metal oxide catalyst. Then by operating the battery at 150 C, they found that the more stable product Li2O is formed instead of Li2O2. This results in a highly reversible Li-oxygen battery with coulombic efficiency approaching 100 per cent.
By storing O2 as lithium oxide (Li2O) instead of lithium peroxide (Li2O2), the battery not only maintained excellent charging characteristics, it achieved the maximum four-electron transfer in the system, thereby increasing the theoretical energy storage by 50 per cent.
originally posted by: Miccey
Lets see how many posts before someone actully coments on the articles and what we might be able to do with it...