A self-charging, 1,000+ year battery?

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NDB’s innovation is in creating a new, proprietary nano diamond treatment that allows for more efficient extraction of electric charge from the diamond used in the creation of the battery. Their goal is to ultimately commercialize a version of their battery that can self-charge for up to a maximum lifespan of 28,000 years, created from artificial diamond-encased carbon-14 nuclear waste.

This battery doesn’t generate any carbon emissions in operation, and only requires access to open air to work. And while they’re technically batteries, because they contain a charge which will eventually be expended, they provide their own charge for much longer than the lifetime of any specific device or individual user, making them effectively a charge-free solution.
A millenia-lasting battery made from nuclear waste. That's the sort of bazonkers tech news only 2020 could pony up.
 
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A millenia-lasting battery made from nuclear waste. That's the sort of bazonkers tech news only 2020 could pony up.
Sounds like we're setting the ground work for Gamma World.....
 

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sounds a tad bit dangerous, but maybe useful for space applications like in sattelites....
 

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Will we hear of it again? Sounds too good to be true.
don't be surprised if you never hear about it again... battery companies won't let thier income vanish... a part that last longer then your life? never
 

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sounds a tad bit dangerous, but maybe useful for space applications like in sattelites....
This graphite is rich in the carbon-14 radioisotope, which undergoes beta decay into nitrogen, releasing an anti-neutrino and a beta decay electron in the process. NDB takes this graphite, purifies it and uses it to create tiny carbon-14 diamonds. The diamond structure acts as a semiconductor and heat sink, collecting the charge and transporting it out. Completely encasing the radioactive carbon-14 diamond is a layer of cheap, non-radioactive, lab-created carbon-12 diamond, which contains the energetic particles, prevents radiation leaks and acts as a super-hard protective and tamper-proof layer.
Maybe not something for watches or phones.
 

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Maybe not something for watches or phones.
call me back when it is able to power a propulsion system to carry the battery itself + a significant payload...
 

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Maybe not something for watches or phones.
Ah, so that's what they're doing with all the old RMBK reactors.

Also, 100 microwatts per IC... hmmm