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Crystal grains can hold huge amounts of oxygen for lighter underwater breathing

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Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 10:35 PM by AlexMuller

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations.The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it is needed.

 
We do fine with the 21 per cent oxygen in the air around us. But sometimes we need oxygen in higher concentrations; for example lung patients must carry heavy oxygen tanks, cars using fuel cells need a regulated oxygen supply. Perhaps one day in the future even sunlight-driven “reversible” fuel cells will be made. With these we will have to separate oxygen from hydrogen in order to recombine them in order to get energy.
 
A few grains contain enough oxygen for one breath, and as the material can absorb oxygen from the water around the diver and supply the diver with it, the diver will not need to bring more than these few grains. The new material is crystalline, and using x-ray diffraction the researchers have studied the arrangement of atoms inside the material when it was filled with oxygen, and when it was emptied of oxygen.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-10-06
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Storing large amounts of oxygen in small crystals sounds like a useful finding with many possible applications - however these are early days Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-10-06
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This indeed could be a good news for lots of people Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-10-07
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This indeed could be a good news for lots of people Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-07-29
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I am attempting to gatehr information on the RF meters and the Smart Meters. I called my power company to complain about my meter and they told me that I did not have a smart meter. I currently have an RF meter. They claim this is so they do not have to go on to peoples property. I asked if the RF meter gave out radiation like the smart meter and they told me they did not know. I want to demand a removal of this meter and a replacement of my analog meter but I do not wish to go in blind. Could someone who actually knows about these tell me if an RF meter is also dangerous? My email is mozart1962 at aol dot com. thank you Darius Reply


 

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