Thursday 4 October 2007

Can You Imagine A Battery Having 30 Years of Electric Power ?

Apparently within 2 to 3 years consumers will be able to purchase a Betavoltaic Battery to install in their laptop computers and similarly powered devices. No idea of cost yet but this new invention is only barely out of the Laboratory.

This revolutionary battery has emerged from the Scientists at the US Air Force Research Laboratory and is essentially based on that famous equation E=mc2 and are constructed from semiconductors and use radioisotopes as the energy source.

As the radioactive material decays it emits beta particles that transform into electric power capable of fueling an electrical device like a laptop for years.

Most importantly these batteries do not produce any radioactive or hazardous waste.

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