Author Topic: Carbon-14 based diamond beta decay battery technology  (Read 370 times)

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Offline bson

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Carbon-14 based diamond beta decay battery technology
« on: August 27, 2020, 12:57:47 am »
Ran into this...  Intriguing.  I wonder if it can be made economical, and without the atom haters have a spastic meltdown.

https://newatlas.com/energy/nano-diamond-self-charging-batteries-ndb/

14C seems to decay into 14N, which is harmless, and could probably be released through diffusion.
 

Offline sibeen

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Re: Carbon-14 based diamond beta decay battery technology
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 01:11:20 am »
There is already a thread, started yesterday,  in the Power & Renewable Energy section.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/renewable-energy/nano-diamond-self-charging-nuclear-based-battery-to-last-thousands-of-years/
 


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