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Ron Czapala
03-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Inexpensive batteries made from liquid metal ... the size of a 40-foot shipping container and capable of holding enough electricity to serve the daily needs of 200 typical US households.

http://news.yahoo.com/liquid-battery-could-charge-green-energy-003943812.html

User Name
03-03-2012, 04:35 PM
I guess they will always be on the big side because of the insulation needed to keep the contents at 1300 deg F without expending too much energy to do so.

Ron Czapala
03-03-2012, 04:54 PM
I guess they will always be on the big side because of the insulation needed to keep the contents at 1300 deg F without expending too much energy to do so.

This link states http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/01/sadoway-20120123.html :



Further work is required for evaluation of the long-term performance of the proposed cells, which may require an alternative cell design. At some larger scale, the action of electric current flowing through the electrolyte could generate enough Joule heat to keep the components molten, thereby obviating the need for external heaters, as is the case with electrolytic cells producing aluminum on a commercial scale.