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Calling the material "the most condensed form of energy storage outside of nuclear energy," the researchers created the super-battery inside a diamond anvil cell, a small chamber that can create extremely high pressures within a confined space. The team filled the chamber with xenon difluoride, a white solid usually used to etch silicon conductors.
With lackluster battery tech one of the biggest hurdles standing between existing energy economies and those of the green, renewable future, there's a lot of pressure on researchers to come up with the next big battery breakthrough. And pressure, it turns out, might be just the ticket. By exerting the kinds of super-high pressures found deep within the Earth on a unique compound, researchers at Washington State University's Pullman campus have created a novel new material with the capacity to store huge amounts of mechanical energy as potential chemical power.
Originally posted by Xcouncil=wisdom
First thought...kneejerk me
Crystal stuctures that hold massive amounts of energy perfect!
All you need to do is keep the electrons lined up permanently and you have a permanent battery that will never run out. Current batteries simply loose their alignment because the storage material is too soft so to speak.
look up electrinium batteries. This is not new. And it will disappear off the radar quickly. What company wants to sell batteries then don't need to be replaced every couple years or sooner?