Betavolt, a Chinese company, has developed a coin-sized nuclear battery that lasts for 50 years.
This means that no chargers are needed for your phones or any device, in fact. Imagine a drone flying for 50 years.
They use a specific radioactive isotope, nickel-63 to generate electricity. It delivers 100 microwatts of power of three volts. The next most fascinating thing about it, is that the battery can operate in a range of temperature between -60 degrees Celsius to 120 degrees Celsius.
Such miniaturized tech stuff with impactful results is showing the bright future of revolutionizing different fields, providing long-term energy for remote areas. In an official statement, Betavolt stated, “Our atomic energy batteries can provide enduring power in diverse scenarios, such as aerospace, AI equipment, medical devices, microprocessors, advanced sensors, small drones, and micro-robots.”
The nuclear Chinese battery could be used in powering satellites and for aircraft systems, as well powering AI sensors and for autonomous robots performing tasks in harsh environments. On top of that, the most important field is medicine, it can be used for medical devices that can power them in areas with limited infrastructure.
“The atomic energy battery developed by Betavolt is absolutely safe, has no external radiation, and is suitable for use in medical devices such as pacemakers, artificial hearts and cochleas in the human body. Atomic energy batteries are environmentally friendly,” stated Betavolt Technology.
The battery is safe and eco-friendly and had won the third prize in the competition held by China National Nuclear Corporation. And guess what? The tech isn’t even new.
“The Soviet Union and the United States previously explored this technology for use in spacecraft, underwater systems, and remote scientific stations. However, these batteries were expensive and bulky. Under China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, efforts were made to miniaturize and commercialize nuclear batteries,” said The Economic Times.
What will happen if there is no need at all to charge our electronic devices, like at ALL? For such a coin-shaped nuclear battery can do such thing, what if a larger capacity nuclear battery version is in development? The possibilities are electrifying!