Startup from Silicon Valley proposes the use of nuclear waste and nanodiamonds in production
Nuclear batteries can last hundreds or eventhousands years. Thus, by extracting radioactive elements from nuclear waste and enclosing them in diamonds using chemical vapor deposition, it is possible to turn diamond into a kind of converter that turns radiation into electricity.
Such nuclear batteries can power all the electronic devices we use today. From smartwatches and headphones to cars, drones and even robots.
NDB is currently engaged indevelopment of nanodiamond batteries. According to Nima Golsharifi, CEO of NDB, the principle of operation of such batteries is similar to solar, but nanodiamond batteries generate electricity by emitting radioactive materials, not sunlight.
NDB has done extensive research tomake sure their batteries are efficient in the production of phones and cars. In many ways, they do not produce harmful radiation or emissions. Nuclear batteries, made up of nearly indestructible diamonds, are likely to be safer than lithium-ion batteries, the company says.
NDB has already pilot tested the concept and aims to have a working product ready by 2023.