hater :lol:What? I don't believe that. For one, it has a moving part. In order to move a part, energy must be wasted. It is thermodynamically impossible to have a perpetual "battery".
Also, if a current wasn't drawn on it, of course it will read the same potential as it did when if was first made. As long as the electrolyte is intact, even a regular 9V battery will read 9V years later if it hasn't been used.
This is a simple Nernst cell (or more specifically a Galvanic Cell), where you have two half cells separated by an electrolyte which generate a potential.
To me, nothing in this article is validated.
Also, the level of detail in which we understand electro-chemistry is fairly deep. We model everything including charge transfer and local potentials through all species in batteries and fuel cells. There is no way that a simple platinum electrode - acid electrolyte- gold electrode galvanic cell is going to defy scientist.The skeptic in me says that, in 1950, after even just 24 hours of continuous operation, other scientists would have been in the room studying it, replicating it, and this Karpen fella would have been one rich bastard.
I smell BS.
It is thermodynamically impossible to have a perpetual "battery".
These.To me, nothing in this article is validated.