Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority are working with academics at the University of Bristol on world-leading technology in order to make diamond batteries, which could provide decades or thousands of years’ worth of energy without a recharge. Items such as computer chips, smoke alarms, pacemakers, or small satellites could all be operated by such a device. Tritium scientists at UKAEA’s Hydrogen-3 Advanced Technology facility (H3AT) are at the early stages of establishing a pilot project which could see them eventually become partners in establishing a production line for the diamond batteries. The battery would be powered by small amounts of graphite from former nuclear reactors – presenting the opportunity to recycle both carbon-14 and tritium into micro-power diamond devices.
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