Penny-sized Nuclear Battery Holds Million Times More Charge

Development is underway at the University of Missouri of a nuclear battery that is said to hold a million times more charge than a standard battery.

The radioisotope battery is roughly the size and thickness of a penny and developer Jae Kwon says it might be possible to shrink it further, to the thickness of a human hair, if it is constructed from certain materials.

Regarding the safety of his battery, Kwon stated:

Nuclear power sources have already been safely powering a variety of devices, such as pacemakers, space satellites and underwater systems.

Kwon’s battery works through charged particles released during the process of radioactive decay.



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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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