Jan 18, 2022

The Radioactive Diamond Battery That Will Run for 28,000 Years

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Circa 2021 o.o

In less than two years, you might be able to buy a smartwatch —powered with a radioactive diamond battery—that will outlive you and your progeny for generations.

The potentially game-changing battery comes from the San Francisco–based startup Nano Diamond Battery (NDB), which lauds its namesake “high-power diamond-based alpha, beta, and neutron voltaic battery” for its ability to give devices “life-long and green energy.” Imagine: Just one battery could power your insulin pump or pacemaker for your entire life (with loads of time to spare). Or it could provide the juice for a space rover, collecting Mars regolith samples for decades without any human assistance.

Those are ambitious goals. So, could NDB’s bold claims actually become reality?

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