Proton current

  • Thread starter professor
  • Start date
  • #1
124
0
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?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
ZapperZ
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Education Advisor
Insights Author
35,977
4,686
professor said:
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?

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

Zz.
 
  • #3
russ_watters
Mentor
21,185
7,999
The protons are already used in a fuel cell as ions are used in a battery - they are what attract the electrons (sorta).
 

Related Threads on Proton current

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
4K
Replies
5
Views
507
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
713
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
11K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Top