Imagine a world where a smart phone’s battery charge lasts nine years and an electric vehicle’s battery charge lasts ninety years with no recharging or refueling stations required. Sound impossible? Not if the self-charging green Nano Diamond Battery (NDB) becomes commonplace.
Touted as “a universal life-long self charging green battery,” the Nano Diamond Battery (NDB) not only has useful applications in automotive and consumer electronics but also industry, aerospace and medical technology:
“NDB is a high-power diamond-based alpha, beta, and neutron voltaic battery that can provide device life-long and green energy for numerous applications and overcome limitations of the existing energy creation/distribution solutions…In brief, NDB is a safe, high-powered, green and versatile solution to the globally growing energy demand made from recycled nuclear waste.”
NDB components include a Diamond Nuclear Voltaic (DNV), which is
“a combination of a semiconductor, metal and ceramic which has two contact surfaces to facilitate charge collection. Several single units are attached together to create a stack arrangement, which is fabricated to create a positive and negative contact surface similar to a common battery system.”
Rapid conversion from radiation to electricity is facilitated by presence of single crystalline diamond (SCD) present in the DNV unit where the placement of the source between the DNV units facilitates inelastic scattering: “This design prevents self-absorption of heat by the radioisotope and enables rapid conversion to usable electricity.”
NDB has incorporated safety features including a diamond encapsulator which makes the product extremely tough and tamperproof, built in thermal vents to disperse thermal conduction or heat, boron-doped SCDDoping which helps to convert the extra neutron into alpha rays and a Lock-in System which prevents usage other than power generation.