Diamond Battery - Battery made from Diamonds and Nuclear Waste


We have a lot of nuclear waste from our power stations, and currently it is stored in highly secure locations while it degrades enough to no longer be harmful, which can take thousands of years. A team of scientists at Bristol University have found a clean safe way to reuse that waste. Diamond Batteries last for over 5000 years without being recharged and can be used for things where changing or charging the battery is just not possible or too difficult to do, like pace makers, satellites and spacecraft.
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.
Source - Bristol University
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