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Magnetic 'Spin Battery' Announced

  1. Mar 12, 2009 #1
    Has anybody heard of this concept?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090311162807.htm

    Somebody seems to have now actually shown one in practice. A magnetic 'spin battery'.

    Can anyone tell me if this thing is supposed to be capable of greater energy storage density than a conventional chemical battery? Is it capable of even having greater energy storage density than a chemical fuel cell?

    What kind of energy density should it have, in Wh?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 12, 2009 #2
    no, it's all voodoo to me. a primer on spin would actually be nice.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 #3
    So far, the lab prototypes hold up for 10 minutes, or so, before self discharging. I think that's what I read...

     
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