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Posted by on Aug 21, 2012 in Companies |

You can buy batteries betavoltaic charged for 20 years

You can buy batteries betavoltaic charged for 20 years

(C) City Labs

The Canadian City Labs announced the launch of the first betavoltaic (ie using as energy) NanoTritium call, which can be purchased outright without radiation and expertise that could deliver energy nanowatts for over 20 years small electronic components.

NanoTritium betavoltaic as not using chemical processes or produce waste or chemicals. In the case of battery City Labs, it feeds based on tritium (a radioactive isotope of hydrogen), which is created naturally in the atmosphere and is commercially produced in nuclear reactors to be used in products like watches or luminous paints (no “only” 11 kilos worldwide as stated by Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2).

To ensure your security, independent tests were conducted with Lockheed Martin that showed that the battery can withstand temperatures between -50 ° C to 150 ° C and withstand vibration and extreme pressures.

The idea is to implement this battery in hard to reach places such as weather monitoring stations, as well as in smart sensors, medical implants, satellites, etc.. The battery is priced at around U.S. $ 1000, without ruling eventually lower its value or increase the power of your energy.

Link: Commercially-available NanoTritium battery can power microelectronics for 20 + years (Gizmag)

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