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super batteries

Dynamically wiggle the layer underneath the chemically active surface monolayer to refresh geometry
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There are batteries that employ catalysts to regenerate their chemistry

a recent C EN notes that the atomic monolayer surface is as much as eleven times more catalytically active if it has a stepped :::.....::::::.....:::: rather than a square :::::::::::::::::: surface monolayer

I think that a layer of a diamagnetic material like bismuth under a few monolayers of catalyst could be made to bulge Dynamically near a magnet thus causing the surface monolayer to take on a new geometry like the 11 times more effective stepped geometry It might bulge out like a fresnel lens when placed between a strong permanent magnet n pulsing magnetic field

this is a nifty way to regenerate a catalyst as well

The whole point of this is super rapid energy refill perhaps 11 times faster with the freshed catalytic surface as well as possibly stimulating higher energy output

beanangel, Apr 13 2009

me talking about catalysts http://www.youtube....watch?v=Q9cFOqIDgqc
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C EN has an article about catalysts http://pubs.acs.org...14/toc/toc_i14.html
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a battery like thing with a catalyst http://www.google.c...ry+catalyst#PPA3,M1
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       I don't think increasing surface area of catalysts is anything new, even on a nano scale. I think if you care to look a bit more you will find even more convoluted poly-layer structures being "grown" to aid catalytic processes The best, at the moment, of these is a kind of hexagonal crater structure. These are akin to the serpinski carpet forms (2d planar. ie each edge has, in and of itself, edges and vertices), and menger sponge (3d planes) variants. The only problem remaining seems to be the growing (etching is taking a bit of a backseat in these complicated structures) of these doo-hickies.   

       It is well known that as close to spherical unit *sponges* will be best (more surface area for unit volume but a problem stacking). Maybe some kind of fractal 3d penrose tiling (ie mixture of geometric shapes) will be as close as we can get. We can do marvelous things with lattice structures these days, as prophesised by the late Richard Feynman. However the difference between theory and practice, at these scales, still remains vast, at least in the public arena.
4whom, Apr 13 2009

       I read a thing at C EN that noted that just placing alumina with hydrocarbons made using them more efficient as fuels   

       another thing I noted that the doubling time of green energy is rapid .5 pt to 2 pt over less than 20 years thus hypothetically green energy could be at 32 to 64 pt share mid century   

       thats wonderful it also remind me that anything that makes hydrocarbons an entire 1 pt more efficient is equivalent to most nonhydro renewable energy that alumina which is either precious as gems or simple as rock dust depending on how you view it might make liquid hydrocarbons more than 1 pt efficient is motivating perhaps many people here could think of a new fuel additive that gives more than a 1 pt better efficiency   

       here is my new fuel chemical of the moment tunable antiknock compounds antiknock compounds change the time duration of ignition I think that antiknock effects efficiency at different engine revs   

       I'm having a nifty time thinking about antiknock agents with adjustable properties that way the delay is tuned to the rpm of the engine giving slightly higher mileage   

       wikipedia says that Fe(CO)5 is the archetypal fluxional molecule due to the rapid interchange of the axial and equatorial CO groups via the Berry mechanism on the NMR timescale. Consequently, the13C NMR spectrum exhibits only one signal due to the rapid interchange between nonequivalent CO sites.   

       That suggests that a version of Fe(CO)5 like FeC-(adjustable)(CO)4 where one of the points on the molecule had an adjustable ligand could affect the entire molecule geometry to have different effects I was thinking photocatalysis n was pleased to read at another wikipedia article that Photolysis of Fe(CO)5 produces Fe2(CO)9, a yellow-orange solid, also described by Mond Thus zapping Fe(CO)5 with light is currently demonstrated to create a near compound with different antiknock properties   

       The idea is that either the gas pump guesses what kind of car you have using a camera with a database then pumps fuel with a modified antiknock compound blend better for low rev city driving or high rev distance driving perhaps better would be a xenon lamp that zapped generic fuel at either the tank or through a transparent tube to convert some of the antiknock compound to a better tuned antiknock compound blend
beanangel, Apr 14 2009

       You may have something here.
We will never know.
The one thing that I can say, having waded through the sludge, is that your gas pump cannot //pumps fuel with a modified antiknock compound blend better for low rev city driving or high rev distance driving// unless it asks you if you are driving in the city or on a long distance run.
By the way, I think went to that University and had lectures off that bloke. Nice hair!
gnomethang, Apr 14 2009


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