Scientists develop a nuclear battery for mobile phone

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scientists from the University of Missouri (University of Missouri) have demonstrated the so-called nuclear batteries, which receives energy from radioactive isotopes. Energy decay of these substances are collected and converted into electricity. Such batteries, incidentally, are already used in military and aerospace industries, but they are usually much more. A new battery, created at the University of Missouri, is comparable in size only normal coin. Battery life, which it provides, is a million times more than standard batteries. This is, in fact hundreds of years.

Peculiarity of the compact nuclear batteries is the use of liquid semiconductor environments, as solid can collapse under the influence of the isotopes. Therefore, the battery needs to do more in size. But when it comes to miniaturization, then this method does not work and the developers found another way - the use of liquids. In the future, these batteries can be used for portable electronics such as mobile phones. Moreover, scientists convince them of full security, despite the use of nuclear technology. And yet, despite this, the prospect of wearing in his pocket a small nuclear power is unlikely to please the casual users, far from science.


Lance said...

Wow. If they put these things into cars, we can get rid of hundreds of pounds of old tech batteries and have a power source that will outlast the owner of the vehicle.