Betavoltaic batteries last up to twelve years without needing recharging. Historically the trade-off for this is a decrease in voltage output. This made these batteries good for remote electronics requiring low voltage and trickle re-charging systems. The low voltage output limited the devices in which they can be used. Technology Description:Researchers at the University of Missouri have overcome this low voltage problem and developed a high power betavoltaic battery source. This novel source has the potential to significantly extend the time between replacing batteries. Applications: 1) Batteries 2) Soldier Power 3) Long-life batteries
Increased voltage power output over current long life batteries.