TEHRAN (defapress)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that the AEOI experts have acquired the technology to build atomic batteries.
News ID: 67365
Publish Date: 09December 2017 - 20:05
"A number of countries, including the US, Britain,
France and Russia, have acquired the technology to develop nuclear batteries
and fortunately, today Iran has also developed the technology like them after
four years of day and night efforts," Salehi told reporters on Saturday.
He added that development of the atomic battery was a big step
to help the Iranian scientists to send satellites into space as they (the
satellites) need constant energy.
"We hope to be able to unveil the battery on April 9, 2018,”
The AEOI head also stated, "the battery has many uses,
especially in the health sector. It can be implanted inside the human body and
can be lifelong because it has a lifespan of 50 years.”
In relevant remarks last month, senior aide to the head of
the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Asqar Zare'an said that necessary tests
have been conducted on the Iran-made atomic batteries which have been produced
using nanotechnology, he said commercialization of the product is underway and
the product will be produced at industrialized scale by the end of this Iranian
year (to end on March 20).
Atomic battery (nuclear battery, tritium battery and
radioisotope generator) are used to describe a device which uses energy from
the decay of a radioactive isotope to generate electricity.
Like nuclear reactors, they generate electricity from atomic
energy, but differ in that they do not use a chain reaction.