Relativity and the mercury battery
Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (Impact Factor: 4.49). 07/2011; 13(37):16510-2. DOI: 10.1039/c1cp21738k
Comparative, fully relativistic (FR), scalar relativistic (SR) and non-relativistic (NR) DFT calculations attribute about 30% of the mercury-battery voltage to relativity. The obtained percentage is smaller than for the lead-acid battery, but not negligible.