Energy conversion

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This article defines a novel term (that is hopefully sensibly chosen). The term is introduced to make a concept more concrete and understand its interrelationship with other topics related to atomically precise manufacturing. For details go to the page: Neologism.


Atomically precise technology for energy conversion can:

  • solve the enegry storage problem making renewable energy storable and fossile or nuclear fission baseload power plants unnecessary
  • circumvent burning processes that unnecessarily devaluates energy

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Different power converters have heterogeneity residing on different size scales.

Nanoscale: molecular power converters

AP technology provides several possibilities for energy conversion that work in a mill/zip/conveyor belt like style:

Mesoscale

thermomechanical:

diamondoid heat pump system
Used base technologies can be: microcapsules, infinitesimal bearings and thermal switching cells
Note that although the efficiency is limited by the Carnough-cycle the conversion can be near reversible.

Makroscale

thermonuclear

Complex macroscopic systems made from advanced diamondoid metamaterials may lead to significant improvements here.

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