MAKING FUTURE STORAGE MATERIAL
- Sep 12, 2020 1:13 am GMT
Electrolysis involves running an electrical current through a water-salt solution, to release the hydrogen atom from the oxygen atom. Likewise, passing an electric current through molten mixture of bauxite ore and cryolite (Al2NaF6) releases aluminum from oxygen and from sodium. Quartz crystals vibrate when subjected to an electric current. Electro-chemical storage batteries involves the equivalent of electrolysis removing oxygen molecules from one compound and transferring the oxygen to temporarily bond to other molecules.
There is much as yet unexplored possibility involving possible changes to the chemical structure of various molten and even solid compounds as the result of passing various forms of electrical current through such compounds. A recent innovation in storage battery recharging involves sending a pulsating direct current (DC-power) into partly sulfated lead-acid batteries, to separate the sulfur from the lead and/or lead-oxide plates. Perhaps there may be scope to explore the question into various possibilities that could result from passing pulsating direct DC current through various molten compounds, even adding different powered or molten compounds into the original molten compound that is subject to pulsating electric power.
One objective of such exploratory experimentation would be to discover as to whether it would be possible to produce some type of porous super-polymer or porous crystal capable of holding massive amounts of static electric power. Such a compound could form the basis of a future ultra-capacitor capable of storing more energy in a physically smaller package than present day ultra-capacitors used in some battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
Perhaps there may be scope for future chemists to explore possibilities in chemical bonding that may result from passing various frequencies of pulsating DC current and various frequencies of AC current through various molten compounds. There may also be scope to propagate various frequencies of sound waves through various molten materials, to investigate changes in chemical structure. Other future research could involve the combination of various electric frequencies and sound frequencies simultaneously passing through a molten compound. The ultimate objective of such exploring would be to develop useful future materials, including future electric energy storage material
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