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Moscow university develops “nuclear battery”

20 May '16
Scientists at MEPhI, a leading Moscow-based nuclear-focused university, are working on what might be called “a nuclear battery,” the MEPhI website announced. Using special nanostructured film that contains nanodimensional metal clusters is expected to lead to the development of new high-efficiency thermoelectric device to convert the energy of alpha and beta radioactive decay into electricity.

The developers hope that such thermoelectric converters will feature a record high Seebeck effect, unparalleled elsewhere in the world.

Applications for radioactive isotope energy sources with thermoelectric converters appear to be limitless—from ultra-small nuclear batteries to power micro- and nanodimensional electromechanical systems to artificial cardiac pacemakers, to multipurpose microrobots, to devices for long-term self-contained operations in outer space, in the deep sea, or in Extreme North areas.
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