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A few items of interest

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:23 pm
by Skipjack
Here are a few things that I found quite interesting in regards to electric power in general, but that might also have applications for polywell.

1. ... icity.html

Now, I do kinda understand how this works, I just dont quite get from the article, what kind of radiation this uses? Alpha, beta, gamma?
Depending on this, it could be used to deconterminate the water in the primary cooling cycle of a nuclear plant e.g. and produce power on top of that... Could it be used to cover materials that would suffer from the stresses of radiation over time? Just curious what you people here think.

2. ... rcar/9059/

This sounds rather promising. It is kinda hard to find more follow up information on this technology though. If it is true, it could make for a big improvement in EV technology. I could also see other applications for this. The question is of course: how much energy does it take to make such a battery and how does that compare to how much total energy you can store in it over its lifetime (unfortunately even these batteries have limited lifetimes). Still interesting tech...

Thoughts anyone?

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:14 pm
by Torulf2
This Borealis Corporation seems to have a technology similar to some of it.
"Power Chips" and "Cool Chips".

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:04 pm
by Skipjack
Torulf, thanks for the reply. Do you have a link?
I am kinda interested in the "convert radiation into electricity" technology. I mean there is plenty of places with all kinds of radiation (that is sometimes unwanted), so I am wondering how this stuff works and whether it could not be used for dealing with this. But then it might be to expensive (again lack of information).

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:50 pm
by Torulf2
Here is the site
It’s a thermoelectric converter. There is some solar-cell to.

Eric Lerner have a patent on a devise for convert X-rays into electricity.