Yes, you heard it right. If researches turn fruitful, we will be in possession of a battery that will run for 28000 years on a single charge. Isn’t that amazing? The idea behind this is a US-based startup named Nano Diamond Battery (NDB) which works on the creation of a radioactive diamond battery . The specialty of the concept is that the battery will be made using nuclear waste and diamonds and it is expected to be out by 2023!
The startup has begun to combine radioactive isotopes from nuclear waste with ultra-slim layers of paneled nanodiamonds . Here the battery is powered by radiation emissions from nuclear wastes. The device will be very expensive, because diamonds which are rare and costly are being used, owing to their extremely good heat conductivity. These micro-sized single-crystal diamonds move heat away from the radioactive isotope materials so quickly that the transaction generates electricity.
There is also the question of how safe these are for humans as there will be radiation. The company claims that the diamond layers not only collect charge but also prevent radiation leakage. The radiation levels emitted by the cells is claimed to be less than those emitted by the human body. Also, the cells are made out of materials that are 12 times harder than stainless steel.
If the battery becomes a reality, it is going to be a boon for various reasons. Firstly, nuclear wastes will be converted into energy; secondly, these batteries will last a lot longer than current batteries. This battery will be ideal for devices that require a small amount of power for a long time. It will be of great use in spaceships for long-duration space missions. Moreover, they can also serve as a long-term powerhouse for various devices, including drones, electric planes, smartphones, and laptops.
As per reports, the company is also working on a consumer version of the battery that could power a smartphone or electric car for over a decade without any recharge. This means that it not only will save us from the hassle of recharging our devices but, it will lessen the environmental implications of the manufacture and disposal of current batteries. Hope Nano Diamond Battery becomes a reality as expected.
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