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Researchers Test Battery Powered by Nuclear Waste

 — 25 août 2020
An energy startup called NDB says it’s making progress on a battery technology powered by small pieces of nuclear waste.

In fact, it’s claiming that a pair of tests at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Cambridge University show that the battery is already managing a 40 percent charge. When the tech matures, it hopes the batteries could last for between a decade and 28,000 years — an extraordinary energy breakthrough which, if it actually came to pass, could revolutionize everything from electric transportation to personal electronics.

A detailed writeup in New Atlas lists a series of incredible claims by NDB. The nano-diamond batteries give off less radiation than the human body, according to the company, would be safe in car accidents, and could cost less than a lithium-ion battery. The cells could be made in any form factor, it says, including iconic ones like AA.

Thèmes : Ressources naturelles  
Mots-clés : Nucléaire


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