The Nuclear Battery, also called an Atomic Battery or Nuclear Magnetron, is a next-generation power generation device with applications in any area where power is required, From aerospace to passenger vehicles, portable power in emergency response to an alternative for fossil fuels used by power companies, this system can create the necessary shift needed to start implementing future technology.
Imagine the consumer related benefits, such as having a laptop that never needs to be plugged in, a car that never needs fuel and recharges itself.
In bigger picture applications, consider the numerous uses with space applications. While solar and combustible fuels provide sources of power, solar is limited by range from a light source as well as dust and debris. With the size needed for power generation, the solar panels and solar arrays are also opened up to a higher risk of damage. Solid fuels are limited by storage volume, and once the fuel runs out, it needs to be replenished or the device or craft fails. Now imagine a power source that can be transported off-planet in raw material form, and converted to nuclear in space, on the moon, or on Mars, where the dangers of nuclear fallout from an accident are not in Earth's atmosphere. In addition, the half-life of nuclear material exceed that of combustable fuels.
In addition to being a one-of-a-kind technology, the patent includes the regulation of output from the magnetron, providing a constant current, an increase in efficiency over historic magnetrons, and is configured for secondary emissions to boost efficiency. The Atomic Battery Patent is available for Licensing or Purchase. Please contact us for more information on the patent, or to explore further opportunities.
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The aerospace industry is arguably the biggest industry that could readily benefit from this technology. While cars have become electric and homes have become solar, the aerospace industry has not yet had a successful source of power capable of making airplanes electric. Typical electric vehicles use heavy batteries to power the electric motors, but when dealing with the energy needed to achieve lift, weight matters. With current technologies in the market, no batteries have been able to compare to the weight verses power output of jetful. With the addition of batteries comes the addition of weight, which requires more power, which then creates a cycle of exponentially increasing batteries.
A typical passenger jet employing an atomic battery could use a magnetron as small as an office garbage can. Not only would this power the airplane, but it would also reduce the weight because there would no longer be a tank full of fuel. Instead, planes can be produced that are immune from fluctuating oil prices, and the downtime needed for refueling. In military aircraft, this also reduces the need for mid-air refueling, as well as reduced or eliminated fuel storage requirements on aircraft carriers.
As the sift away from fossil fuels continues, the atomic battery would provide a superior alternative. While current nuclear technologies require a power plant with a reactor, the atomic battery can provide a decentralized mode of distributing power. Communities could have their own systems similar to water purification facilities. Cities could run on atomic batteries located in just 2 floors of an office building. Critical facilities such as hospitals could be self sustaining. And while many of these critical facilities come equipped with backup generators, these generators require fuel, which is stored in a finite amount. Prolonged timeframes without power and limited fuel could result in an outage endangering people on life support and leaving medical devices without power.
This technology would allow users to have power where they need it, when they need it. Further, because of use with a cold cathode rather than a hot cathode, and the magnetrons are sealed, the technologies are safer than current nuclear technologies, allowing implementation in communities rather than a remote centralized location.
As electric cars become more and more popular, the range of such vehicles will also increase. However, there will still need to be recharges, which currently take up to several hours for a full charge. This requires owners of such cars to carefully plan to make sure their schedule and car's charge is synchronized. This hampers the spontinaity of a gasoline powered car.
This technology would provide a constant source of power to the car, and the amount of power can be scaled as necessary. For instance, an atomic battery can be scaled to deliver a constant 800 Watts of power, continuously feeding a battery, which powers an electric motor. Because the atomic battery only charges the car's battery, and the car's battery powers the motor, the size of the atomic battery can be vastly smaller because it doesn't need to provide peak power of the electric motor, making it less of a risk in the event of a collision, but remove any necessity of needing to ever recharge.
Power Plant Technology
The atomic battery, as described in the patent, is completely sealed, wherein the casing prevents nuclear radiation from seeping out, which is a major problem with much of the technology developed after 1950. It is one of the primary reasons that nuclear technology never quite seemed to take off.
In addition, this patent also provides for a use of spent fuel rods of fission reactors, which still contain an abundant amount of useful energy, but wind up sitting in fortified storage locations slowly decaying until no longer dangerously radioactive. Use of this material could replace the need for continuous extraction of fossil and chemical fuels.
With the recent push to expand our presence in space, many industries have turned to solar energy and specialized fuels to power the current generation of space objects. However, as humans push farther in our solar system, and stay longer outside of Earth, new technologies need to be adapted for use in areas like colonization, deep space exploration, and eventually deep space travel.
Deep space engines, such as the ion propulsion system, known as an ion thruster, typically use solar panels to power the engines. However, when the craft moves farther away from a light source, the power decreases limiting the distance the craft may travel under its own power. Nuclear powered ion drives have been contemplated as well, but typically require a fission reactor, which is less efficient than the current technology.
Solar power has also been gaining popularity for plans on establishing a permanent presence on both the Moon and Mars. One drawback is these systems rely on large arrays of solar panels to produce the energy compared to one nuclear magnetron. With a larger surface area to protect, these arrays are more vulnerable to damage, but also can be affected by dust, which could leave their power generation capabilities decreased. There are also more parts to diagnose and replace is an error is encountered. Solar panels also take up more volume in transportation than a nuclear magnetron.
One major benefit of using nuclear magnetron technology in space applications is the ability to transport material in a non-radioactive state to a facility located off of Earth and converting the materials after transport, which reduces the chances of an environmental disaster from complications during transport while still on the planet.
Home and Portable Power
Many homeowners are turning to solar power in order to harness the power of the sun and supplement or replace their power consumption from the power grid. Companies such as Tesla have created entire systems to store the energy in a power bank. This technology would be yet another step in home power. The atomic battery could power a house in a smaller form factor, also making it easier to transport during a move. In addition, the atomic battery is even more valuable when the power goes out or in an emergency, such as a hurricane, because it does not rely on the sun for energy.
Further, these batteries can be made in portable form, similar to a generator, which can be useful for disaster relief crews to restore temporary power to communications, lighting, and other high-priority systems.
Scalability is a significant benefit with this invention. These atomic batteries can be scaled down and implemented in electronics. This can have both consumer and military applications. Consumers can benefit from "charge-less" devices such as smart watches and wearables, cellular telephones, tablet computers, and laptop computers.
There is a significant military advantage to an atomic battery in electronics, as some devices require a long battery-life for electronics that may require extended field use. These can range from satellite communication devices, radios, computers, cameras, among others.
Marine craft can be away from land for weeks or even months at a time. This requires a generous amount of fuel. However, this fuel adds weight to the ship further requiring more fuel. Both consumer and military applications exist for implementing this technology in marine crafts, allowing these vehicles to remain "at sea" for longer periods of time without the concern of needing to dock or running out of fuel.
In addition, fuel spills that occur when a ship is damaged (such as the Concordia cruise ship) it can dump hundreds of gallons of fuel in to the water, wreaking havoc on the wildlife and costal environment. Because this system is sealed, no emissions would leak in to the water endangering the ecosystem.
Uses and Benefits
With critical patient care, seconds make a difference between sustained life or disaster. Uninterrupted power is a must. The Atomic Battery technology can cover the energy needs of the most demanding Healthcare practices and be scaled to accommodate the busiest clinics and technology dependent Hospitals.
How the Invention Works
Taken from the Summary of the Invention from the '384 Patent
Beta electrons and alpha-ray particles emitted by radio-isotopic, weak force, by-products of nuclear fission, such as nickel 63, or strontium 90 are used as a power source at a cold cathode of a magnetron system. Such particles include high speed, high energy electrons having a large EMF associated therewith.
In the magnetron a radial electrical vector E, between the cathode and anode, interacts with an axial magnetic vector B vector to produce an E×B force vector that rotates the beta electrons or alpha-ray particles about the system axis. These emissions from a cold cathode derive from a small quantity of a radio-isotope within a set range of emission of beta electrons or alpha particles. Both however are not used by the same system.
The angular velocity and geometry of a rotating field known as a space charge wheel (SCW) may be modulated by (1) an external RF input which, biases the cavities of an anode block (2) and the use of circumferential biasing grids between the cathode and anode block.
In the magnetron is a polar array of anode cavities within the anode block into which the SCW induces LC values which excite the cavities, producing microwave resonance of electrons which may be used as an input to a power port for the direct or indirect generation of AC or DC power.
This invention thus relates to a system for the cost-effective generation of useful electrical energy, the system comprising: a cold cathode having an axially disposed emitter of beta electrons resultant of an electro-weak decay of the quark structure of neutrons of an atomic nucleus of an isotope or alpha particles; an annular anode block having an opposite electrical polarity relative to said cathode, forming between said cathode and anode block a DC radial electrical vector E, said anode block circumferentially disposed in a plane about said cold cathode, and having an interior radius relative to said cathode defining an annular interaction space. An outer periphery of said space defines a polar array of anode cavities in said block, the cavity separated from each other by anode surfaces, each cavity and surface together having an LC equivalent value, each cavity capable of generating a resonant frequency responsive to circumferential motion of said electrons of said SCW past said anode surfaces and entrances to said anode cavities.
The system further includes upper and lower magnets, each of opposite polarity, each disposed in respective radial planes, above and below said anode block and cathode, in which opposing surfaces of said upper and lower magnets are in magnetic communication with said interaction space of said anode block, producing an axial DC magnetic vector B there between and axially across said anode block in a direction co-axial with each of said cavities within said anode block in which, in the interaction space, said beta electrons interact with an E×B vector produced by the reflective electrical and magnetic vectors, causing rotation of said electrons to form a spiral rotating electron cloud (SCW) within said annular interaction space and inducing microwave energy at LC resonant frequencies into said anode cavities.
The emission velocity of the beta electrons is regulated by concentric grids with the interaction space. Provided is a power port for feeding of collected resonant microwave energy from said cavities of the anode block for conversion into a power output of said system.