now about charging a capacitor or battery...any ideas?
Not sure if these will all work with a battery but, a capacitor? Sure.
1. apply a voltage gradient across the terminals of the capacitor
Immerse the capacitor in an electric field then:
2. rotate the dielectric
3. stretch the dielectric
4. compress the dielectric
5. change the distance between plates
6. change the area between plates
7. rotate plates in opposite directions
'Immerse' is only useful if you wish to make a greater difference in dielectric charge. Regardless of your material location and potentials used, your dielectric is always in a charge field, and a magnetic field.
There are other methods but they depend upon knowing exactly where the islands of charges are in/on the dielectric.
I wouldn't suggest you perform all of the above on a battery
Relative movement, distance, mass, velocity and acceleration are key.
Don't forget the root 'di' means 'across' in most Latin rooted languages
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