By Sarita Singh
Jan 20, 2024
Beijing-based Betavolt has introduced BV100, a nuclear battery. Harnessing atomic energy through a nickel isotope, it claims a groundbreaking 50-year lifespan.
Betavolt envisions BV100 revolutionizing energy in everyday life, potentially powering smartphones. The tiny device could redefine the smartphone devices by offering an unmatched 50-year battery life.
BV100 relies on Ni-63's radioactive decay and a 10-micron thick single-crystal diamond semiconductor. Storage capacity reaches 3300 megawatt-hours, surpassing conventional lithium batteries by tenfold.
Betavolt claims BV100's energy density exceeds traditional lithium batteries. This innovative nuclear battery could mark a paradigm shift in how we perceive and use energy storage.
Emphasizing its longevity, BV100 requires no charging or maintenance for 50 years. Betavolt aspires to redefine sustainability in technology with this groundbreaking nuclear energy solution.
Despite nuclear connotations, Betavolt assures BV100 is absolutely safe. The company envisions potential applications in pacemakers and artificial hearts, emphasizing the battery's safety features.
Dispelling fears, Betavolt clarifies BV100 emits no external radiation. The nuclear battery is designed to resist fire and explosions, even in response to acupuncture or gunshots.
Currently in its pilot stage, BV100 is on the verge of mass production pending regulatory approvals. Betavolt anticipates a future where nuclear batteries become ubiquitous in daily life.