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Nuclear waste could be recycled for diamond battery power

Work has begun at Berkeley power station in Gloucestershire to remove radioactive waste products from the site as part of its decommissioning programme.  To try and reduce the time and cost of this operation, a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol hope to recycle material from the irradiated graphite to generate […]

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Bristol Academics Showcase at IET EngTalks Event

A University of Bristol team showcase the ASPIRE Diamond Energy Materials project at IET London The University of Bristol showcased its innovative diamond energy materials at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Engtalks event in London this week. The exhibiting team comprised of academics from the Schools of Physics and Chemistry. ASPIRE Project The […]

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Diamond Batteries Show Practical Uses for Nuclear Waste

Bristol research shows the potential value of using nuclear waste to generate energy using diamond batteries. Last night we hosted a public lecture showcasing the diamond battery technology developed at the University of Bristol. This was presented by our Director for Science Professor Tom Scott, who had just returned from fieldwork in Fukushima. The lecture was […]

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Diamonds are Forever – Nuclear Seminar Series






Diamonds are Forever - Nuclear Seminar Series


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Date: Wednesday 15th November

Time: 18:30

Location: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen’s School of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR


Speaker: Professor Tom Scott     



Could your phone battery last 5730 years?

A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have developed a new technology that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered diamond battery. The development could solve some of the problems of nuclear waste, clean electricity generation and battery life.

In this talk organised by the South West Nuclear Hub in conjunction with the  Nuclear Institute, Professor Tom Scott will explain how the diamond battery technology has been developed and explore some of its potential applications.

Read more from the original press release here: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/diamond-power.html

Refreshments will be provided from 18:00.

Attendance is free but please register on the Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuclear-seminar-series-diamonds-are-forever-tickets-38233569636 

Event poster: 2017 11 15_NI_Diamond Batteries

If you cannot attend the lecture in person it will be livestreamed on the Hub website.

Details of how to get to the University can be found here. 

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Diamond Batteries: One Year Of Reaction

In November 2016 Professor Tom Scott, Co-Director of the South West Nuclear Hub presented diamond battery technology at the Cabot Institute Annual Lecture. This innovation was developed by a team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol. They were able to grow a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, generates a […]

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