Long Lasting 28,000 Year Battery

A California startup NDB has found a way to recycle nuclear waste and turn them into batteries. According to the company, the battery has an expected life of 28,000 years.

The “Nano-Diamond Battery” is encased in multiple layers of synthetic diamonds that offer protection against radiation leakage. Power is generated by the absorption of radioactive isotopes in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering.

This battery can be used in just about any type of system, from smartphones to aircraft. The company says that the first commercial prototype battery should be available later this year.

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