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  1. Moreno

    The end of gasoline/diesel powered cars?

    Isn't Cadmium even much scarcer than Lithium? And extremely toxic...
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    The end of gasoline/diesel powered cars?

    Doubtful. The total proved reserves of Lithium are 16 mln. of tons. It would be sufficient just for 160 mln. of vehicles at 100 kg of Lithium per vehicle.
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    Can we create a superbrain?

    Possibly. Or assume it is not going ta walk at all, which is of course a worse scenario.
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    Can we create a superbrain?

    Is it possible to create a "superbrain" using modern or near future technology? Something that at least 10 times larger than human brain? Can we create a new race of conscious creatures in this way? Would they be thankful us for their creation? How can we make them good and morally perfect?
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    Double Slit Experiment

    How exactly? Do you want to tell that when electrons are illuminated but unobserved their behavior doesn't change?
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    Double Slit Experiment

    (sorry I didn't reed the entire thread...) But when particles (let say electrons) are observed doesn't it mean they are physically influenced? For example by photons if we use light to observe them? Can this physical influence by other particles be responsible for the change in their behavior?
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    The end of gasoline/diesel powered cars?

    For how many days?
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    The end of gasoline/diesel powered cars?

    Do you think there is enough agricultural residuals to power all the cars in the World? Cold fusion suppose to be safe enough to fit in modern cars. Perhaps it needs to be aneutronic like boron-hydrogen fusion. Definitely not in this century and maybe not even in this millennia.
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    An electron-hole supercapacitor

    Well, I think that even if that type of supercapacitor is going to be "leaky" and wouldn't be able to store charge for a long periods of time, it still could be useful in some particular areas. For example brake energy recuperation or DC/DC conversion.
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    Are glass batteries a hoax?

    It seems detailed patents of Goodenough on glass battery has been published. However he provides little explanations what is "low and high Fermi energies" of alkali metals are. Any suggestions? https://patents.justia.com/inventor/john-b-goodenough METAL PLATING-BASED ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE CELL Oct 27, 2017 The present disclosure provides an electrochemical storage cell including a battery. The battery includes an alkali metal anode having an anode Fermi energy, an electronically insulating, amorphous, dried solid electrolyte able to conduct alkali metal, having the general formula A3-xHxOX, in which 0≦x≦1, A is the alkali metal, and X is at least one halide, and a cathode including a cathode current collector having a cathode Fermi energy lower than the anode Fermi energy. During operation of the electrochemical storage cell, the alkali metal plates dendrite-free from the solid electrolyte onto the alkali metal anode. Also during operation of the electrochemical storage cell, the alkali metal further plates on the cathode current collector. Skip to: Description · Claims · Patent History · Patent History Description RELATED APPLICATIONS This application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application Ser. No. 62/360,853 filed Jul. 11, 2016, and which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety. TECHNICAL FIELD The present disclosure relates to electrochemical storage cells, and in particular, to a metal plating-based electrochemical energy storage cell, which may include a battery, such as a rechargeable-battery, or a combined battery/supercapacitor. (remainder deleted - copyright)
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    An electron-hole supercapacitor

    There is no need for insulating material as difference in work functions serve as an "insulator" by itself.
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    An electron-hole supercapacitor

    I meant not a dielectric capacitor, but a supercapacitor similar to those which use ionically conducting electrolyte. Instead of ions we have holes and in place of electolyte we have a P-type hole conductor. Current will not flow into semiconductor if work function of metal is higher than that of semiconductor. Electrons always flow from lower to higher workfunction material. I think the most difficult here is to predict how different materials will behave at nanoscales typical to ultracapacitors. Some sources claim that workfunction is often more related to contact surfaces than to the bulk material properties.
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    An electron-hole supercapacitor

    That's true. But hole conductor conducts only those electrons which lay below conduction band. They will flow in opposite directions with free electrons in metals when electric field is applied.
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    An electron-hole supercapacitor

    1) In suppose to conduct holes but no electrons. So, when electrons are transferred from one electrode to another one, it doesn't permit them to return back. 2) It does have quite a different structure from what I described.
  15. What do you think about hypothetical supercapacitor in which charge would be stored in electron-hole double layer created between a conductor (which could be graphene or activated carbon) and a hole conductor (which could be a P-type semiconductor)? Difference in work function suppose to prevent electrons migrate inside a P-type semiconductor and recombine with the holes. A hole conductor could serve as a separator between electrodes. Were there such ideas in the past? What farther could prevent recombination? Do you think such capacitor going to leak charge?