The California based company NDB claims to have created a battery that works 28,000 years without the need to charge it. According to specialists, Nanodiamond batteries act as small nuclear power generators.
The “nuclear” battery is a radioactive core from recycled nuclear waste, a source of isotopes, that is coated with a synthetic diamond. The isotopes interact with each other and this converts the energy into electrical current.
Since a radioactive substance is capable of vanishing for several thousand years, the useful life of this battery exceeds all possible operating times of the equipment.
Scientists claim that these sources are harmless to humans and the environment. The radiation levels from this battery will be lower than the radiation levels produced by the human body itself.
What makes NDB unique is the integrated nanostructures that enhance the power and efficiency further that allows NDB to be able to power everyday devices such as smartphones and smart homes.
According to NDB, their technology will make it possible to create a final product of any shape or standard, even from the most common AA batteries and electric car batteries.
Company representatives assure that their final product will be priced, in some cases, even cheaper than existing lithium batteries. It’s that nuclear waste providers will pay NDB more to collect their spent hazardous materials.
A low-power commercial version is estimated to hit the market in less than two years, and the high-power version is scheduled to launch in 2025.