Betavoltaic battery

Embedded energy sources are a key enabler for applications with limited or no physical access to external energy supplies. For nanomorphic micron-scale systems, such as implantable diagnostics, drug delivery, cardiac pacemaker devices, etc., the available volume for on-board energy supplies is very limited. Thus, there is a need to develop new micropower sources that could meet the requirement of select MEMS/NEMS applications.

Therefore, Capital Electric GmbH is involved into the project of technical solutions investigation for design and manufacture a betavoltaic battery based on highly enriched (up to 80%) Nickel-63 isotope. Such a battery represents numerous advantages compared to other micropower sources, namely high energy density, extremely long lifetime, reliability, and the ability to operate under extreme environmental conditions.

The localization process will be finalized within 2018-2020.