With many scientists and researchers continuously developing various battery tech kinds, we have witnessed the launch of some great, long-lasting batteries for smartphones and electric vehicles. But, no matter how long these batteries can last, they would lose their power, maybe over a few days or even months, after only a charge.
A company, however, is about to change that. It comes with some bold claims, stating that its new radioactive-waster-consuming batteries can last for thousands of years on a single charge. How could such a thing be possible? Here is what you need to know.
The Future of Batteries is Quite Promising
According to a recent report, the California-based battery-manufacturer, NDB, has realized a new type of battery that can flawlessly work using radioactive waste as a source to produce electrical energy. The company even claims that this kind of battery can last up to 28,000 years.
NDB’s latest “nano-diamond batteries” are part of a new category of batteries that utilize nuclear material to produce electrical energy. The best part is that these batteries serve as small generators that can absorb radioactive waster material from nuclear powerplants to convert it into electrical energy to fuel smartphone and electric cars.
Furthermore, the report also details how the company utilized leftover radioactive graphite to make various diamonds with different carbon levels. If left untreated, these radioactive residue graphite are harmful. So, NDB takes the waster material and simply purifies it.
However, we shouldn’t worry about the radiation levels around us when we use the new battery. The company explained that these batteries give off radiation, which is less than our body’s natural radiation.
NDB has also published an intriguing and explanatory video about how these new batteries work. You can watch it below.
We don’t know when these batteries will be released. But these kinds of projects are usually taking up some time.