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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2020
     
    A ‘million mile’ battery from China could power your electric car.

    https://revolution-green.com/million-mile-battery-china-power-electric-car/

    Maybe we could pinch their patents?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2020
     
    Metal plates drilled with a precise geometry of holes may enable ten minute EV charging - Revolution-Green

    https://revolution-green.com/metal-plates-drilled-precise-geometry-holes-may-enable-ten-minute-ev-charging/
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    ...connectors...
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    ...power lines
    generating stations.
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    ..massive handwaving...
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2020
     
    How much of the charging energy gets dissipated as heat?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2020 edited
     
    Only 200%, you will be glad to use it on a really hot summer's day.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2020
     
    The electric car battery boom has screeched to a halt, for now.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2020-06-electric-car-battery-boom-screeched.html
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      CommentAuthorDuracell
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2020
     
    Posted By: TrimThe electric car battery boom has screeched to a halt, for now.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2020-06-electric-car-battery-boom-screeched.html


    Tesla and GM are each developing batteries that can last a million miles. Neither have yet said exactly when they'll be ready. GM is "almost kind of there on longer life," Doug Parks, an executive vice president, said at a May 19 Citigroup Inc. event. The car maker is "experiencing nearly that in some of our products today," Parks said.


    "almost kind of there"

    "experiencing nearly that"

    That's some weapons grade S∞N right there!
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020
     
    Electric vehicles critical to post-pandemic UK economy claims report.

    https://www.theengineer.co.uk/electric-vehicles-advanced-propulsion-centre/
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020
     
    There is a post-pandemic? Are you sure?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020
     
    So where will the neodymium and cobalt come from? Can one reclaim the stuff from scrap electronics?
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    Well, if it's used, it can't really be called "neo-" anything, now can it?

    And what's wrong with original old dymium anyway?
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020
     
    Chiron is made of it, you just have to get there.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020 edited
     
    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanWell, if it's used, it can't really be called "neo-" anything, now can it?

    And what's wrong with original old dymium anyway?


    Inquiring minds want to know, so here's the straight poop from Wiki:
    Neodymium was discovered by Austrian chemist Carl Auer von Welsbach in Vienna in 1885.[12][13] He separated neodymium, as well as the element praseodymium, from their mixture, called didymium, by means of fractional crystallization of the double ammonium nitrate tetrahydrates from nitric acid. Von Welsbach confirmed the separation by spectroscopic analysis, but the products were of relatively low purity. Didymium was discovered by Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1841, and pure neodymium was isolated from it in 1925. The name neodymium is derived from the Greek words neos (νέος), new, and didymos (διδύμος), twin.


    However, you have to wonder why the original mixture was given the very appropriate name "didymium". It seems that it was because Welsbach got to name it:
    Swedish chemistry Carl Mosander (1797-1858) discovered didymium in 1843 from a sample of ceria (cerite) supplied by Jons Jakob Berzelius. Mosander believed didymium was an element, which is understandable because the rare earths were notoriously difficult to separate at that time. The element didymium had atomic number 95, the symbol Di, and an atomic weight based on the belief that the element was divalent. In fact, these rare earth elements are trivalent, so Mendeleev's values were only about 67% of the true atomic weight. Didymium was known to be responsible for a pink color in ceria salts.

    Per Teodor Cleve determined didymium must be made of at least two elements in 1874. In 1879, Lecoq de Boisbaudran isolated samarium from a sample containing didymium, leaving Carl Auer von Welsbach to separate the two remaining elements in 1885. Welsbach named these two elements praseodidymium (green didymium) and neodidymium (new didymium). The "di" part of the names was dropped and these elements came to be known as praseodymium and neodymium.
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    Posted By: Anguspraseodymium
    Really? In my day this was called praesodymium!

    Perhaps I'm too mediaeval.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2020
     
    Posted By: Andrew Palfreyman
    Posted By: Anguspraseodymium
    Really? In my day this was called praesodymium!


    Really. You should have gone to a better day.
    Greek πρασιος, "leek green"
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2020
     
    New battery electrolyte may boost the performance of electric vehicles.

    https://techxplore.com/news/2020-06-battery-electrolyte-boost-electric-vehicles.html
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    Whenever my car leaks green I know the radiator is shot.
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    Some brake fluid is green