Can you even imagine a battery used in a car or mobile phone that your children and grandchildren can use once charged? A Californian company has developed a nuclear waste diamond battery that can last up to 28,000 years, the company said in a Press Release.
Battery power is derived from the radioactive material used in nuclear reactors. Scientists say the hardest metal diamond has been used to make the Nano Diamond battery, which emits less radiation than the human body.
Scientists say they have successfully completed two laboratory tests of the battery. The battery was charged to 40% by solar power which is a significant achievement as solar power usually charges only 15 to 20% of a battery.
Scientists who have developed a battery say they will soon be able to charge the battery to 90 percent. The battery is surrounded by a protective layer of synthetic diamond, the hardest metal. The energy from the isotope is absorbed into the diamond through a process called ‘elastic scattering’ and is used to generate electricity.
Energy will be stored in secondary charge storage such as capacitors, supercapacitors, and cells. Carbon 14 is short-range radiation that can be quickly absorbed by any solid. It is dangerous to touch with the hands but it cannot come out of the diamond layers. This battery is capable of charging itself automatically. This means that the battery manufactured in 2016 can stay charged up to 7746. Ordinary batteries have to be charged repeatedly, but this Nano Diamond battery does not have to be difficult and has high voltages. The company says the first NDB commercial prototype battery will be available later this year, and several companies, including an aerospace company, are among the buyers.