When it comes to batteries, many doubts emerge about their durability and safety: every now and then there are cases of smartphones with lithium-ion batteries that explode and we often talk about problems with their recycling, worrying users but also the scientific community. But could an American startup have found a solution … forever?
The NDB Inc. company has created a nano-diamond battery (of which the name NDB, nano diamond battery) and also completed two official tests to prove their correct functioning. The innovation of the product offered by NDB consists in the creation of a nano-diamond coating made from carbon-12, which is not radioactive, is highly resistant and prevents radiation losses. This layer acts as a protection for the battery created from carbon-14 nuclear waste able to last up to 28,000 years.
But the duration is not the only benefit of this battery: it does not generate carbon emissions during operation, has a higher power than lithium batteries and is cheaper than the latter thanks to theuse of nuclear waste material. Another benefit is the partial resolution of the problem of nuclear waste disposal.
The ultimate goal of NDB is to use this new technology virtually anywhere: in small villages where electricity is needed but there are no adequate infrastructures, in all electronic devices (PCs, smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.) and also in electric vehicles, airplanes, trains and more. The prototype currently available to the company still needs testing, but according to NDB it could become a reality and be sold in stores in less than two years. Indeed, the American startup would already have contacted the first customers who will use a “beta” of the battery: among these there would be a company “world leader in the aerospace sector” and other companies in the nuclear sector.
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