Hot Communication: relativity in your battery

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have investigated how relativity can influence the chemical properties of batteries.

Following on from their previous work on the common lead-acid battery, they have now looked into how relativity effects the once common mercury battery. The key result is that 29% (+0.38 V) of the calculated voltage of the mercury battery’s electromotoric force (EMF) arise from relativistic effects.

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Relativity and the mercury battery
Patryk Zaleski-Ejgierd and Pekka Pyykkö
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21738K

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One Response to “Hot Communication: relativity in your battery”

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