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
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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.

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