In the interest of protecting intellectual property, the disclosure here is a top-level summary lacking details.
Each project is possible, in principle.
- The Beta Battery
A standalone device featuring metallic leads that provide a sustained voltage difference. In engineering this battery, we are targeting better energy density than lithium ion batteries and/or long-term high-capacity energy storage.
- Remediation of nuclear waste
This project will build out a prototype of a system that would work in situ at a nuclear power plant. Features of the system:
- a) Heats waste to plasma form
- b) Separates the plasma into electrons and nuclei
- c) Then manipulates the nuclei in such a way that they degrade to the nuclei of stable elements.