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Proton current

  1. Jun 12, 2006 #1
    i was thinking over how a hydrogen fuel cell works, seperating the electrons and protons (into its ions like any other way of converting electrical enery to chemical) but i wondered if the protons as well as the electrons could be used as a current to creat a circuit such as the electrons do, or at the least could these protons be use to turn a magnetic ring around some metal to produce a secondary generator of power?
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2006 #2

    ZapperZ

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    How do you propose to have non-interacting mobile protons in a conductor?

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  4. Jun 12, 2006 #3

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    The protons are already used in a fuel cell as ions are used in a battery - they are what attract the electrons (sorta).
     
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