Emergence of Nuclear Diamond Battery

Diamond Battery
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A team of physicists and chemists at the University of Bristol has grown synthetic diamonds that can generate a small electric current when placed in a radioactive field. The most common way to generate electricity is to use energy to pass a magnet through a coil of wire to generate electricity, but scientists say that artificial diamonds only charge in the vicinity of one radiation source.

Tom Scott, Professor in Materials in the University’s Interface Analysis Centre and a member of the Cabot Institute, said: “There are no moving parts involved, no emissions generated and no maintenance required, just direct electricity generation. By encapsulating radioactive material inside diamonds, we turn a long-term problem of nuclear waste into a nuclear-powered battery and a long-term supply of clean energy.”

Energy is something we can’t live without, so batteries are always in demand. If you need to power something that isn’t easily connected, you need a battery, and laboratories around the world are looking for a better battery. There has always been fierce competition between Tesla and his opponents, and Elon Musk has always been at the forefront of this battery war.

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