Russia Has Developed A Prototype Nuclear Battery With Higher Power Density

- Jun 07, 2018-

According to a report in the June 4, 2018, newatlas.com, for applications that are hard to replace the battery, such as the spacecraft or pacemakers can be implanted devices, such as nuclear power source can be in a very long period of time to provide relatively low energy.

The new design by Moscow institute of physics and technology, super hard and new carbon materials technology research institute and the Russian national researchers at the university of science and technology development, the half-life of more than 100 years of radioactive isotopes of nickel - 63.The team designed a new structure to increase the power density of the battery.

The team's prototype nuclear battery delivered about one milliwatt of power.A nuclear battery has a power density of 10 knots W/cm3, which means it can power a modern pacemaker.Considering that the ni-63 has a half-life of 100 years and can generate about 3,300 milliwatts per gram of power per hour, the team says it is 10 times more powerful than conventional electrochemical batteries.In the future, the team plans to continue to improve the design of nuclear batteries and has identified several ways to improve their power.