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SIRIUS ENERGY’s next technological advance is the development of a highly efficient electrostatic generator. This nuclear battery has applications in the fields of

  • Telecommunications
  • Space
  • Medicine
  • Transport
  • and defense

Existing electrostatic generators tend towards inefficiency due to energy losses through attenuation, susceptibility to mechanical stresses or simply the deficiencies of the operating system.

SIRIUS ENERGY, however, has developed an electrostatic generator that addresses these shortcomings. The Sirius nuclear battery is powered by a radioactive isotope, it has no moving parts, it uses electrodes manufactured from carbon fibers which greatly increase efficiency, it can withstand mechanical and electrostatic stress and each one has a potential lifespan of thousands of years.

A key future application of the electrostatic generator is its ability charge lithium batteries used in electrically-powered vehicles for as much as 14 years. Adopting SIRIUS ENERGY’s electrostatic generator will circumvent the need to build a massive infrastructure of electricity generating plants, high voltage cabling, transformers, distribution towers and battery charging stations required to sustain the worldwide growth of electrically-powered vehicles. It is no exaggeration to say that the adoption of SIRIUS ENERGY's electrostatic generator will save the world trillions of dollars.

At the heart of the battery are alternating emitter and collector electrodes created as a mesh from carbon fibers or carbon nanotubes. Carbon fiber's extraordinary properties such as flexibility, tensile strength, elasticity, low weight, high temperature tolerance and efficient thermal and electrical conduction, makes it the ideal material for electrodes. The emitter and collector electrodes are separated from each other by a vacuum, or a space filled with dielectric insulating material. Both emitter and collector electrodes are connected to first and second electro-conductive supports. The alpha or beta particles released by the radioactive isotope pass from the emitter electrodes to the collector electrodes, generating a high electrostatic field and an electric current when the power load is closed. Power output and energy density depend on the number of emitter and collector electrodes and on the half-life of the radioactive isotope.

A significant advantage of this nuclear battery is that the use of carbon fiber or carbon nanotubes ensures that the particles will not be transformed into wasted heat when they strike the electrodes.

The electrodes in other nuclear batteries are made from metallic plates thick enough to withstand the electrostatic force. But the thicker the plates are, the more inefficient the system is. On the other hand, reducing the thickness of the plates will lead to wear and tear over time from electrostatic stress. Due to these and other shortcomings, previous nuclear batteries possess efficiency often less than 3.5 percent.

But SIRIUS ENERGY’s nuclear battery boasts an efficiency level 98 percent in ideal conditions. That means the batteries can be constructed in a compact and lightweight fashion and can function literally for thousands of years. It would serve as the ideal power source for spacecraft, such as successors to the Voyager I and II interstellar probes.

A key component of SIRIUS ENERGY’s strategy is to introduce the nuclear battery as an immediate solution to the challenges presented in charging the 300 kilogram lithium batteries presently used to power electric cars.

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