Betavoltaic batteries that can last 30 years!

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Al’right, we got some new Betavoltaic batteries that could possibly last 30 years on a single charge!?!

Your next laptop could have a continuous power battery that lasts for 30 years without a single recharge thanks to work being funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. The breakthrough betavoltaic power cells are constructed from semiconductors and use radioisotopes as the energy source. As the radioactive material decays it emits beta particles that transform into electric power capable of fueling an electrical device like a laptop for years.

via nextenergynews and gizmodo

3 Responses to Betavoltaic batteries that can last 30 years!

  1. Studio Equipment says:

    This sonds too good to be true but is likely to be. The costs however are likely to prohibitive in the initial stages unless manufacturers gamble heavily and go for volumes without waiting for business to build up.

  2. HiFi Guy says:

    Only last 30 years 😮

    I don’t know if it’s true or not but the marketing department did a great job 😀

  3. clumsy fergie says:

    Radioactive?! Wow, I wonder will users accept this.

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