“Diamond Batteries Made of Nuclear Waste Can Generate Power For Thousands of Years”
“This gives us a nuclear-powered diamond battery for this to be used safely though another non radioactive diamond layer is formed around the radioactive diamond
ompletely absorbing all of the dangerous radiation and converting it into even more electricity making it near 100% efficient there are no moving parts no emissions and no maintenance
just direct electricity generation and since diamond is the hardest substance known to man no other material could easily offer any more protection to the radioactive carbon-14 on the outside only a tiny amount of radiation can be detected but this is less than what a single banana emits making it perfectly safe to handle.”
“University of Bristol: Am 28.11.2016 veröffentlicht: 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. The development could solve some of the problems of nuclear waste, clean electricity generation and battery life.”
“Scientist have developed an ingenious means of converting nuclear power plant waste (76,430 metric tons in the US alone) into sustainable diamond batteries.
These long-lasting batteries could be a clean and safe way to power spacecraft, satellites, and even medical devices.
Scientists from the University of Bristol Cabot Institute are hitting two birds with one stone, thanks to their lab-made diamond that can generate electricity and is made from upcycled radioactive waste.
In nuclear power plants, radioactive uranium is split in a process called nuclear fission. When the atoms are split, heat is generated, and that heat then vaporizes water into steam that turns electricity-generating turbines.
A severe downside of this process is the creation of dangerous radioactive waste, which ultimately deposits in the graphite core that it is housed in. Today, this nuclear contamination is safely stored away until it stops being radioactive…and with a half-life of 5,730 years, that takes quite a while.
The scientists found a way to heat the radioactive graphite to release most of the radioactivity in a gaseous form. The gas is subjected to high temperature and low pressures that turn it into a man-made diamond.
When these diamonds are placed near a radioactive field, they generate a small electrical current. The developers enclosed the diamond battery in another non-radioactive diamond to absorb the harmful emissions, which in turn allowed for the generation of even more electricity, making the battery nearly 100 percent efficient.
POWERING THE FUTURE
The nuclear diamond battery has an incredible lifetime, and will only be half used up by the year 7746. This makes it an ideal power solution for “situations where it is not feasible to charge or replace conventional batteries,” said Tom Scott, a materials science professor at Cabot Institute.
Flight times of planes, satellites, or spacecraft could increase with such a lasting battery. Medical devices like pacemakers and the artificial pancreas could become more reliable, empowering users to live their lives more fully.
The development also presents an incredibly efficient way to treat radioactive waste. Within the past 40 years, the US has amassed 76,430 metric tons (84,250 tons) of this waste.
Supplying the Earth with electricity is a daunting task even without a focus on sustainability. Now, it looks like experts are on the right track with this nuclear-powered diamond battery. It’s almost like the holy grail of electricity generation, or as Scott puts it, “no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation.”
Ivo Robuttnik: vor 2 Jahren: I can’t believe the Chaos Emeralds are real.
DoomedToMyBreed: vor 1 Jahr: University of Bristol: Please use a de-esser for future videos. Thanks!
Chinmay H: vor 2 Jahren: You could use Boron Nitride (Diamond Structure) covering, its harder than diamond.
REKCEP: vor 2 Jahren: Congratulations to UK. Hoping to see this tech being used really soon.
The Punisher: vor 1 Jahr: Is anybody else thinking of Dilithium Crystals?
Tony D’Ortenzio: vor 2 Jahren: Positive stuff happening with diamonds … Star Trek here we come.
Sraye: vor 1 Jahr: Girlfriend tracking device – Mr. Spock.
Rafa Mirtort: vor 2 Jahren: I am very skeptical, I would like to read some paper. It doesn’t seem feasible to me at first glance.
True WingChun: vor 2 Jahren: Great.. but what about all the rest of the Nuclear Carbon and waste? =P Meanwhile… Fukushima…
Sovereign Rebellion: vor 2 Jahren: Regardless of if we can use this for energy, this is a great way to safely store waste without contaminating the environment.
Yann Favre: vor 2 Jahren: Wow, discovery of the millenium.
Christophe LAVIELLE: vor 2 Jahren: associated with an EM-DRIVE (if it really works) and you could have a very cool new “voyager” probe that will take over the current voyager in the race to the extra-solar-system exploration. I can’t wait! Can we fit a bunch of those in a Tesla car too? I guess Shell, BP, Total and so on won’t be very happy about that too…
Ongoing Discovery: vor 2 Jahren: As a student at bristol ive gotta say, i didnt know we were up to anything quite this rad!
MWB Gaming: vor 2 Jahren: so basically it is an improved dilithium crystal, spock approves, however we will never see this technology because battery manufacturers will suppress it so they can still make money.
TheForgedReality: vor 2 Jahren: Oh good. Now Samsung’s new batteries will take out whole neighborhoods when the Note 12 explodes. ;)
Jedi Biker: vor 10 Monaten: It can’t melt down. Lol nor can it explode. Lol.
Grandaddy Jesus YTP: vor 2 Jahren: put them in phones for permanent battery life.
krs810: vor 1 Jahr: Edgar Cayce talked about something like this.
The SideShifter: vor 6 Monaten: Why do they keep calling it a battery when this is clearly a generator. ;)
LegendLength: vor 1 Jahr: It’s funny that science fiction often used diamonds as the power source for futuristic civilizations.
Ryan Ambrose: vor 2 Jahren (bearbeitet): #diamondbattery powered robots.
DSG: vor 2 Jahren: Kyber crystals.
Ultrasonic Kill Dinosaurs: vor 2 Jahren: This is priceless source of power , next generation of space power.
Adam Sweeting: vor 1 Jahr: imagine having this in a laptop or a phone!!!!!!
X: vor 1 Jahr: this is a horrible idea dropping the diamond could potentially shatter it so um ye diamonds are brittle really brittle.
Alvin Lee: vor 2 Jahren: Make diamond? Encrusting a radioactive diamond with another non-radioactive diamond? IDK… I know this is a university video, but I feel the narrator/ content creators are high on drugs.
123ocelot: vor 2 Jahren: something that is goanna be repressed by oil companies for a few 1000 years.
Spirit: vor 2 Jahren: This is a very old, and widely used technology that will never get into consumers’ hands.
Each battery contains multiple curies of radioactive material – if dissected, enough to make a few blocks extremely dangerous to live in.
Vin Aeoua: vor 2 Jahren: 20 Americans dislike it because the Brits are the ones who invented something really important and useful.
SDMIII : vor 2 Jahren: Stupid question. Could this be used to power an exosuit.
Morph Verse: vor 2 Jahren: I’m still skeptical about the radiation exposure..
Its not something that would convince anyone, unless your an idiot..
CRA: *genius* 😉