'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed
Date: Friday, December 02, 2016 @ 14:52:04 GMT
New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. The development could solve some of the problems of nuclear waste, clean electricity generation and battery life.
This innovative method for radioactive energy was presented at the Cabot Institute's sold-out annual lecture - 'Ideas to change the world'- on Friday, 25 November.
Unlike the majority of electricity-generation technologies, which use
energy to move a magnet through a coil of wire to generate a current,
the man-made diamond is able to produce a charge simply by being placed
in close proximity to a radioactive source.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-11-diamond-age-power-nuclear-batteries.html#jCp
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