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Old 10-23-2018, 06:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok because the other articles I saw made it seem as if the electrolyte was a solid chunk of glass.
Glad I wasn't the only one who was thinking that.
Somethings always get lost in translation going from the engineer or physicist to the guy with an English major writing the article.
This is why it didn't make any sense to me in the conventional form.

Holding the electrolyte in a glass media sounds kind of like the concept of an absorbed glass mat lead acid battery.
The way the battery develops more capacity over cycling reminds me of the process of "forming" a lead acid battery developed by Gaston Plante.

Does the glass battery require any special elemets like cobalt or rare earths?

How much abuse can they take? As far as charging and discharging?

How long will they will last?

How can we build one, or 24?

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