Nuclear Battery is a carbon-14 based diamond battery that generates electricity by converting radiation energy into electrical energy. This radiation comes from C-14, the radioactive isotope of carbon in nuclear graphite moderators and reflectors, a nuclear waste. NDB, therefore, is a nuclear waste battery made from recycled nuclear graphite.
However, RTG has poor efficiency. NDB, on the other hand, has a much higher efficiency because of diamond’s near 100% charge collection efficiency.
Currently, there is a surplus of carbon-14 rich graphite, a nuclear waste costing a substantial amount of money in its storage.
Since carbon is the base material of both graphite and diamond. Graphite can transform into a diamond under the right conditions. Therefore radioactive graphite waste can convert into radioactive diamond and in turn, NDB.
The core components of the NDB that contains the radioactive carbon-14 diamond has a layer of non-radioactive carbon-12 diamond coating.
This protective layer of carbon-12 contains the radiation. Preventing the user from being exposed to radioactivity as well as make NDB tamperproof. This is possible because the diamond is one of the hardest material in existence.
In addition, carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 years. Meaning the battery power of NDB will only half even after 5,730 years. Since this is an emerging technology, we are at ample timing.
Transistors much like the NDB is a semiconductor-based device.
We live in the age of the digital revolution. A world powered by ever-improving computers. At the heart of this revolution is transistors, the core component of computer chips.
The efficiency of these transistors improves through miniaturization. By making the device smaller, it gives it access to previously unused atoms that was going to waste.
The reason why Nuclear Battery is an extremely efficient device is because of this. NDB is a collection of thin films such as C-14 diamond. Because it is a film structure, the device has access to more number of atoms.
By doing so, the Nuclear Battery can efficiently extract electric charge from the C-14 diamond. That’s why NDB uses the latest nanotechnological techniques designed to make transistors like CVD and sputtering.
CVD is a process where a plasma grows semiconductors atomic layer by layer. Because CVD can control the thickness of the film on an atomic scale. You can give Nuclear Battery access to the majority of the atoms present in the device. The other technique, sputtering is a similar technique to CVD in that it deposits metals on an atomic scale.
Because NDB and transistors both use CVD and sputtering. NDB can repurpose the transistor production line for itself. Since you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. By using current equipment NDB is cost-effective.
Another factor that makes Nuclear Battery affordable is raw material. Diamond is often mistaken for being expensive because it is better known as a gemstone. However, artificial diamonds used industrially is very cheap since it is carbon-based.
Not only that, since nuclear waste that is extremely expensive to store is recycled instead to make NDB. Making the cost of production low. It has all the hallmarks of ‘one man’s rubbish is another man’s gold.’
What’s more, NDB is scaleable. By connecting the NDB’s in series and parallel to form a power bank. NDB could power high-power applications as big as an electric vehicle and more.