Any specks Voltage Mill amperage? I am not sure what KeV is I cannot find a converter?
I know the average life span was 20 years is there any way to extend or is it limited because of half-life of tritium
Could this same technology be used with other materials with a longer half-life?
Tritium is radioactive since it is an unstable isotope of hydrogen whose nucleus is comprised of one proton and two neutrons.
Its decay involves the emission of an electron and an electron anti-neutrino and results in the rare but stable helium-3 whose nucleus is composed of two protons and one neutron.
The energy in the emitted electron is 5.7 KeV.
The half life of tritium is 12.32 years.
Tritium is, to my knowledge, not radioactive. It is a component of so-called heavy water, which was at one time thought to be useful for a laser powered hydrogen fusion reaction. This novel battery design looks interesting, especially for newer devices which require less power than before.
Are these batteries not harmful for health as these are made out of radioactive material? Again I understand these "nanoWatt" batteries might be used for supplying power to the microelectronic devices installed in remote sites, those are not easily accessible and that's why higher battery life is what so important...correct?
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