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Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?
By Michael Irving with comments by Ron
Nov 27, 2017 - 6:11:05 PM

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

November 23rd, 2017

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy. By tapping into the random fluctuations of the carbon atoms that make up graphene sheets, the scientists can generate an alternating current strong enough to indefinitely power a wristwatch.

Graphene is a lattice of carbon just one atom thick, and its incredible strength and conductivity of electricity and heat mean it might soon start cropping up in everything from light bulbs to dental fillings, microphones, motorbike helmets, water filters, smartphone screens and even heat-dissipating shoes

The University of Arkansas researchers stumbled onto a new potential use for the material, when they set out to study the innate movements of graphene using a scanning tunneling microscope. In a phenomenon called Brownian motion, particles suspended in a fluid will randomly move in response to collisions with larger particles in the environment. In the case of a sheet of graphene, the atoms vibrate in response to the temperature around them, making sections of the linked carbon atoms rise and fall like waves on the ocean, sending ripples running through the material.

This motion could be tapped into as a source of energy, using a device the researchers have coined a Vibration Energy Harvester (VEH). The system starts with a sheet of negatively-charged graphene, suspended between two metal electrodes. When groups of atoms rise, the graphene curves and touches the top electrode, creating a positive charge, and when they fall they touch the lower electrode, which creates an alternating current.

A Potential Source of Clean, Limitless Energy

This 2 minute video was published by University of Arkansas on Nov 15, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=wrleMqm3HiU

Of course, being on the microscopic scale the amount of energy produced is tiny in the grand scheme of things, but it's all relative. Each individual ripple warps an area measuring 10 nanometers squared, and when that comes in contact with an electrode it produces 10 picowatts of power. That's barely a spark, but that energy increases exponentially when scaled up to patches of graphene measuring 10 microns wide (10,000 nanometers).

In all, those patches can generate enough energy to power a wristwatch, and since it occurs naturally and endlessly, the VEH could create a small battery alternative that theoretically never wears out and never needs charging. Next, the researchers plan to experiment with other materials besides graphene, and eventually the technique could be applied to other small electronic devices, such as pacemakers, hearing aids and other wearables.

The research was published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Source: University of Arkansas

[Ron: Finally the Deep State is having to admit that limitless clean energy is (and although not admitted) always has been available to us. In order to pretend this is a new discovery (so that humanity won't get irate once it realises  llmitless, clean energy should have been made available at least since Nikola Tesla's time well over a century ago) it is being touted as some sort of "battery replacement", micro process which will replace batteries in small personal devices like watches and heart PaceMakers. My response is FUCK the Deep State and smart arse scientists that have deceived us for centuries and are, even now, trying to weasel out of their untenable DISCLOSURE situation by publishing more FAKE NEWS about alleged small new scientific break throughs such as this.

Apart from Tesla's discoveries and inventions there have been many "zero point" electro-gravitic type clean, limitless energy discoveries and actual working devices made since the late 19th Century. Cold Fusion was publicly announced in 1989 and its discoverers demonised and discredited. See eg: The History of MIT's Blatant Suppression of Cold Fusion. See: http://abundanthope.net/pages/Environment_Science_69/The-History-of-MIT-s-Blatant-Suppression-of-Cold-Fusion_printer.shtml].

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https://newatlas.com/graphene-motion-limitless-energy/52319/

See also: Physicists Just Found a Loophole in Graphene That Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy (6' 39" video) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS3rhH9n1fw

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