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Nuclear powered nano-diamond batteries

Dr. J

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Aug 23, 2017
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Cross posted from the Energy, Environment and Policy forum since it's also applicable there. Not quite sure that its a battery but more like a small nuclear powered RTG like energy source. Be interesting to see if the output power levels can match 18650 cells. Battery powered car that never needs recharging?

Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it

RT
"Radiation powered" might be more accurate than "nuclear powered," but sounds dangerous. The nuclear reaction is well in the past, right?
 

Cosmacelf

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Mar 6, 2013
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"Radiation powered" might be more accurate than "nuclear powered," but sounds dangerous. The nuclear reaction is well in the past, right?

I think the basic idea is to encapsulate carbon-14, which is a radioactive element. So there are continual nuclear reactions occurring.
 

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