Posted September 07, 2018 08:14:14The world’s largest natural fenizium sapphires (Fenix6) are one of the best performing stones on Earth.
They’re also one of nature’s most efficient and sustainable solarium sources, according to a study published today in the journal Science.
The study’s authors say the sappharis are “a highly efficient, environmentally friendly source of energy.”
Their performance is “comparable to solarium in many respects,” the authors say.
But they caution that because they’re a relatively new material, there’s much more to learn about its energy storage properties and its applications.
The fenis are one-thousandth the weight of platinum and are one tenth as expensive as platinum.
They can be mined in a wide range of mines worldwide, from Chile to South Africa.
But for the first time in history, the researchers analyzed a sample of fenises mined in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
The researchers compared the size of each sample and found that all were significantly smaller than platinum.
The team then analyzed fenices at various stages of the process and found they had similar energy density.
The new data could have implications for the industry, the authors write.
“We hope the study will encourage other researchers to focus on this important source of clean energy, which has been exploited for over 1,000 years and which is now being increasingly exploited in a sustainable manner,” they write.
“We believe the discovery of this promising new source of renewable energy may be the tipping point that unlocks the whole solarium story,” said lead author Paul O’Donnell, an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
The research was funded by the Australian Government’s Energy Innovation Fund.