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AZskibum
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Re: Cheap organic battery may be another pie in the sky.
AZskibum   6/29/2014 4:06:16 PM
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Every child should at some point construct a lemon battery. It was a fabulous learning experience for my kids, and a fun way for me to help them learn a little bit of basic circuit theory and electrochemistry.

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wilber_xbox   6/27/2014 12:38:33 AM
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I was looking for a catch in this technology as this might be it: production scalability and market feasibility. Ofcourse i donot want to carry a chemical bomb in my pocket nor do i want to carry an extra bag just to carry my battery.

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Re: Cheap organic battery may be another pie in the sky.
Sheepdoll   6/26/2014 9:01:27 PM
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Would that be lemon pie?

When I hear cheap organic battery I think Lemon battery.  Lemon trees grow OK in the silicon valley (Not as well as 400 miles further south.) So there should be a good source of lemons.

The problem with batteries and fuel cells is not the active chemicals, it is the case and insulators.  Researcher need to find a good insulator which can pass electrons without catastrophic failure due to the reactions breaking the system down.

Designing a good battery that does not leak, would be an advantage too.

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Cheap organic battery may be another pie in the sky.
harpat   6/26/2014 7:45:18 PM
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Misleading headline. Scientists have not really announced a battery. They just described a chemical process with some potential for a cheap organic battery if some hurdles can be overcome in some distant or unknown future. 



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