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Author Topic: Moltem Metal Battery  (Read 1039 times)
Countrypaul
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« on: September 22, 2014, 09:47:31 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29284934

I can't see any indication of capacity/volumeb ut sounds promising at this stage (don't they all?).

15% loss of capacity over 450 full charge cycles doesn't sound too bad but I have no idea how this compares with other technology.

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2014, 11:40:09 AM »

How much energy would be required though to keep the battery up at 450C so that all the metals are still liquid?  Yikes.
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 12:10:50 PM »

How much energy would be required though to keep the battery up at 450C so that all the metals are still liquid?  Yikes.

Last time I looked into them, it was suggested that once they were up to temperature, the heat from charge-discharge cycles would provide most of the heating, limiting the parasitic losses.
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