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Radioactive diamond "batteries"

December 4, 2016

This is an unexpected twist on an old problem based on research done at the University of Bristol (in the UK).

Via NewAtlas

Naturally I have to wonder how scalable this technology is. How much energy can be extracted from one of these diamond generators at a steady rate. Are we talking microwatt-hours, milliwatt-hours, watt-hours, or kilowatt-hours?

And, second, I have to wonder how many’eternal batteries we want out in the wild. How would you ever disable one of these if that were necessary?


Update 12/18/16:

Here’s an AMA session at Reddit about these batteries.

We are physicists from the University of Bristol, ask us anything about our ‘Diamond Battery’ made from nuclear waste & can last for 5k years

H.T. Paul B

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