Re: Methane and other winds (was Re: alternatives to big oil andifthey can ...

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 19:41:49 MST

Stirling Westrup writes:

> The above reminds me of a question I've been meaning to put to the list. What
> is the highest density chemical energy storage that is currently known? Is the

Homogenous or heterogenous? Homogenous systems are obviously plagued
by stability problems.

> answer different if we look at joules per mililiter instead of per gram? What
> are the theoretical maximums for normal matter? I've been trying to project

You might do something funky with recombining atomic hydrogen
(stabilized in liquid He?), which would go one order of magnitude
beyond of what you can do with chemistry.

> chemical storage systems forward to a time when we can nano-construct the
> molecules if necessary, but I haven't got the right background to make an
> estimate.

This also could be pretty dense:

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