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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Future Photovoltaics, Anti-matter, Friction-recycling and Over-unity Fusion

Solar photovoltaic cells use a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation from the sun to generate an electromagnetic current. It is possible to construct a photovoltaic cell that will use background electromagnetic radiation to generate an electrical current.

Antimatter is more energy-dense than fissionable material. Some super-colliders make antimatter and heavy elements. Such atomic colliders use magnetic techniques to make particles collide at a certain speed; as new devices for accelerating atoms are developed such colliders will miniaturize (like computers) as such particles are accelerated to the same speeds over shorter distances. Antimatter is stable in a vacuum.

The moving parts of a machine will be greased with tiny robots that will run on the heat of friction and recycle the particles rubbed off by the friction.

Running an electrical current through a palladium bar causes the bar to sequester hydrogen. Such hydrogen-sequestering action is so strong it condenses hydrogen to fuse. Atomic fusion results in much heat; heat can be used to force water through a turbine as steam (such heat exchange is the basis of the nuclear generator). In such fusion hydrogen is the fuel - there is more potential energy in the heat of fusion than the current run through the palladium.

It is possible to grow plants in space, using lights on a timer and a hydroponic current (running through may plants' roots so as to get the crop-rotation effect). We'd have to seal the roots in the hydroponic apparatus unless we could effect artificial mass so as to adjust the gravitational pull of the vessel. In space there are vastly more lifeless masses (full of mineral resources) than planets that can support life, and atomic colliders already synthesize elements in small quantities.

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