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duoatomic battery chemicals

Think of metallic Li2, these diatomic molecules are as almost as eentsy as it get5s as to battery chemical surface area. I think that CVD of litium on to a swirling vortex of argon would create a colloid of purified duolithium molecules, creating higher energy density and faster recharge
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Ok, I have seen advertisements for bespoke phones. What could be more customized than a battery that last 2 or 4 or 8 times longer. So the money is there, somewhere, to make these.

Chemical vapor deposition of lithium ions onto swirling argon would cause the production of Li2 molecules, things with the highest possible surface area other than plasmas. just evaporate the argon and there it is, duoatomic battery chemical powder.

(not to be confused with dilithium crystals)

Another thought is that with effort duoatomic, or possibly octoatomic, osmium, as Os2, with about 8 valence electrons might make a high current, low voltage battery (not to be confused with dilithium crystals)

beanangel, Nov 03 2016

two lithiums make a molecule, as do 6 lithiums (li6) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilithium
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       I'd like to see a link to information about diatomic lithium. From what I know of chemistry, lithium has 1 electron in a shell that can hold 8, and 2 is not a stable number. (Hydrogen can be diatomic because its electron is in a shell that maxes out with only 2 electrons).
Vernon, Nov 03 2016

       I just figured that on the periodic table sometimes lithium is under hydrogen, and H2 is a well known version of hydrogen, ok, sensibly looking up link... [link] Li2 exists, as does Li6
beanangel, Nov 03 2016

       Thank you!
Vernon, Nov 04 2016

       Wouldn't Li2 be stable under a stable enviroment. Start adding and subtracting electrons at rates needed for batteries and I am guessing that it might not be too stable. But I suppose it would have to be tested.
wjt, Nov 04 2016


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