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Russian scientists have created a high-power atomic battery

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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 04:10 AM
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According to RT, researchers from Russia have created an innovative autonomous power source - a compact atomic battery, which is ten times more powerful than existing analogues. Such a battery is relatively safe for humans and can work for up to 20 years or more, but due to the high cost of production, it cannot yet be used in everyday life. Its use is possible in special devices, including those operating under critical conditions - in space, under water or in high mountain areas.



Scientists from the National Research Technological University "MISiS" presented a compact atomic battery, which is ten times more powerful and half the price of existing analogues. This was reported by the press service of the university. The development is described in the scientific journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes.

The new battery converts the energy of radioactive decay into electrical energy and can be used to power microelectronic equipment. It belongs to the so-called beta-voltaic elements. Such a battery consists of two parts: semiconductors - energy converters and a radioactive emitter element.

Researchers have developed a special design (microchannel 3D structure) of an atomic battery in which the location of a radioactive element (nickel isotope) prevents the loss of power caused by reverse current.

The effective area of ​​conversion of beta radiation into electrical energy in comparison with analogs has increased 14 times, which resulted in an overall increase in current. Among other advantages, the developers note the simplification of the technology for manufacturing a nuclear battery, which halves the cost of its production.

"The design allows an order of magnitude to increase the efficiency of converting the energy released during the decay of a beta-radiation source into electricity, which in the future will reduce the cost of the source by about 50% due to the rational use of an expensive radioisotope," said one of the authors of the development, Sergey Legotin, associate professor of the department semiconductor electronics and physics of semiconductors MISiS.

The use of such a battery is possible only in special microelectronic devices, including devices operating in critical conditions - in space, under water or in the mountains, the researchers note. For example, as an emergency power supply for small sensors.

At the moment, the development of MISiS is undergoing international patenting, and the university itself is recognized by foreign experts as "one of the key players in the global betavoltaic batteries market," the university press service notes. Taking into account the improved characteristics, the Russian nuclear battery will be able to occupy a significant share of this market, the researchers are sure.




posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 04:31 AM
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originally posted by: RussianTroll

At the moment, the development of MISiS is undergoing international patenting, and the university itself is recognized by foreign experts as "one of the key players in the global betavoltaic batteries market," the university press service notes. Taking into account the improved characteristics, the Russian nuclear battery will be able to occupy a significant share of this market, the researchers are sure.



Any connection/involvement with what recently happened to Aleksei Navalny ?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 04:36 AM
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originally posted by: eletheia

originally posted by: RussianTroll

At the moment, the development of MISiS is undergoing international patenting, and the university itself is recognized by foreign experts as "one of the key players in the global betavoltaic batteries market," the university press service notes. Taking into account the improved characteristics, the Russian nuclear battery will be able to occupy a significant share of this market, the researchers are sure.



Any connection/involvement with what recently happened to Aleksei Navalny ?



If we consider it a connection that Navalny has been using drugs and antidepressants for a long time, and on the night before the coma he drank a lot of alcohol. After the tests, the doctors stated that there was no poisoning, and the breakdown occurred due to the diabetic crisis - a sharp drop in blood sugar due to changes in the pressure in the plane.

A similar thing recently happened with another oppositionist - the poet Dmitry Bykov (Zilbertrud). Simply put, he drank alcohol and smelled coc aine. Infernal mix.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 04:39 AM
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a reply to: RussianTroll




Hmmmn........

/SMH ..............



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 04:47 AM
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Such a battery is relatively safe for humans

Relatively safe ?
No doubt designed for military not civilian use than.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 04:57 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Security should be asked by the experts in Fukushima and Hanford.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 05:00 AM
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Sounds like an amazing piece of technology. Having a phone or laptop that never needs charging. If you can get 20 years out of some of these devices you are doing well. As demand builds, electric cars that don't need charging.

Using nickle appears like a better metal to work with than some of the heavier elements. Any details on its radioactive dangers? With some of this radioactive energy transferred to electrical energy it sounds good to help with some shielding.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 05:48 AM
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i wonder if this is an upgrade of the tech that used to be in US pacemakers

to those who dont know some early pacemakers were powered by a very small amount of plutonium .

www.orau.org...

it was relatively safe and worked quite well but did have a potential for problems..
mostly if not removed and cremated or opened improperly.
the risk to the user from radiation was quite small...

something better / safer???? came along


maybe this is an upgrade of that tech with new materials and nuclear material.

on a sideline note russia isnt always as "safe" when it comes to nuclear tech..

especially first generation of something

just ask the nuclear submarine force..

scrounger



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:41 AM
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originally posted by: RussianTroll
a reply to: gortex

Security should be asked by the experts in Fukushima and Hanford.


Not Chernobyl ?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:42 AM
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Are you really claiming diabetic crisis

I think it is unlikely, and i think someone used high tech weapon to Navalny ...a directed energy weapon , device that can be quite accurately pointed to the person.

This was the second time Navalny had mysterious symptoms, i think he is on someone list .



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:43 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

On Chernovyl, contact Nazi Ukraine



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: Kenzo

There is a story in Russia about the "elusive Joe". He is elusive only because no one needs it.

If you do not believe Russian doctors, then entrust your life to sofa analysts, especially on Kovid. Take the risk?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:02 AM
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You forget to mention that all the "news" from this and other daily events comes from the mouth of controlled propaganda outlets, which add their own spin to avoid the public getting too close to reality
. This happen in every country, not just in Russia.

Covid is total scam, but Putin seems to follow narrative also, which shows that he is not trustworthy chap.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:04 AM
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I was curious which elements were the beta-emitting kind that would be used in such a battery:



Several pure beta-emitting radioisotopes have been investigated as sources for betavoltaic batteries. The highest numbers of publications on betavoltaic batteries use either nickel-63 (Ni63), tritium (H3), or promethium (Pm147) sources. These radioisotopes have been used in standalone forms such as tritium gas (3H2) and Ni63 or as part of a carrier molecule such as titanium tritide (TiT2) or promethium oxide (Pm2O3). The unifying characteristic of these particular isotope sources is that they cause zero (3H2, TiT2) or minimal (Pm2O3) damage to the semiconductor collector.


In terms of abundance, I believe only Tritium occurs naturally in Earth, but is very rare. The other two (Nickel-63 and Promethium) do not occur in nature on Earth, IIUC.

Seems like a very useful power supply but only for niche applications, as RT mentioned (space/satellites, remote areas).



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:06 AM
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a reply to: Kenzo

Well, then you just have to follow the example of the former US Secretary of Defense James Forrestal and jump out of the window shouting "The Russians are coming!"



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:11 AM
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Lol...they are ?



Oh look...they allready sell book about the assassination of him ??

The Assassination of James Forrestal

Maybe CIA killed him ?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:15 AM
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originally posted by: Kenzo
a reply to: RussianTroll

Lol...they are ?



Oh look...they allready sell book about the assassination of him ??

The Assassination of James Forrestal

Maybe CIA killed him ?


Wow, it took only 70 years to conduct such an investigation and write a book. It's as fast as American rockets.

This, as I understand it, is real democracy.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 08:03 AM
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In terms of abundance, I believe only Tritium occurs naturally in Earth, but is very rare. The other two (Nickel-63 and Promethium) do not occur in nature on Earth, IIUC.


What if you put some Nickle in a particle accelerator and hit it with some neutrons? Could that charge up the Nickle to be used as a power source?



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 08:59 AM
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Batteries powered by Nickel-63 were developed at Cornell University 18 years ago.:

www.newscientist.com...


If I'm interpreting the RT article correctly, it functions similarly except that efficiency has been significantly improved. If that's true it should mean something like you can get the same output with a smaller amount of the radioactive source.


originally posted by: gortex
Relatively safe ?
No doubt designed for military not civilian use than.
If you could power a wristwatch with a Nickel-63-powered battery, the ordinary backs of ordinary wristwatches would be enough to stop the beta radiation. But watches powered by such a source would not be affordable.


originally posted by: kwakakev
What if you put some Nickle in a particle accelerator and hit it with some neutrons? Could that charge up the Nickle to be used as a power source?
It's nickel, not nickle, and that's more or less how nickel-63 is produced:

seniorchemistryassignment.weebly.com...

Nickel-63 is produced by capture on enriched Nickel-62 in High-Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It decays by beta decay and forms stable Copper-63. Nickel-63 has a Half Life of 101 years and emits Beta radiation (NIDS, 2014).

62Ni + 1n → 63Ni + β– → 63Cu + β–


Nickel versus nickle

in my reading of the definition in my dictionary I understand that nickle is used mainly when speaking of the coin and nickel is used when speaking of the metal, nickel.
That's the impression I had, that nickle could refer to the coin, and nickel referred to the metal, but some people say even the coin should be spelled nickel...


Of nickle and nickel, the latter is the original spelling, the usual spelling, and, in the opinions of many people, the only correct spelling...

...it's probably safer to use nickel because other people might assume nickle is a misspelling.
I trimmed the quote so read the full quote at the link if you're interested.

www.homophone.com...


edit on 2020823 by Arbitrageur because: clarification



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 09:24 AM
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More like a pocket sized nuclear bomb that can be activated to omit particular targets at will.



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