by Jean-Pierre Joosting, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2015, it was discovered that neutrinos have mass, so in theory, they can impact matter and give up some of their kinetic energy. Neutrino Energy Group in Berlin is developing neutrino-based power generators by designing materials that can convert the kinetic energy of a neutrino into electricity. Such devices could be tiny and built into machines of all sizes to autonomously power the Internet of Things (IoT) without the need for a grid.
Scientists recently discovered that trilayer graphene conducts electricity with no net energy loss at 1.7 degrees Kelvin, which is just slightly above absolute zero. The researchers who made this discovery envision trilayer graphene as a replacement for existing superconductors.
After this discovery, Holger Thorsten Schubart, CEO of Neutrino Energy Group , patented a conductive material quite similar to the newly discovered trilayer graphene superconductor. In his patent he describes a “neutrino film” that responds to the motion of neutrinos as they pass through the planet.
Similar to trilayer graphene superconducting material, neutrino energy technology developed by the Neutrino Energy Group uses thin layers of graphene to create a resonance from passing neutrinos that enable the conversion of some of the neutrinos’ kinetic energy into electricity.
In order to attain the required effect, several extremely thin layers of spiked graphene and silicon are applied to a suitable substrate. When neutrinos pass through these layers, they are not captured, but they do give the graphene vertical impulses, while the silicon particles are forced to move in a horizontal direction. When the layers are of optimal thinness, these atomic vibrations create a resonance that is carried over to the substrate, and the resulting kinetic energy can be converted into electricity. The larger the area, the more power is produced, and even a simple calculation suffices to demonstrate that enough electricity can be produced to one day render power cables and electrical sockets things of the past.
The technology has been demonstrated repeatedly by Schubart and his team and has been shown to work in a laboratory setting at the University of Chicago. The technology can currently derive a small amount of electricity from passing neutrinos, but Schubart expects that this neutrino energy technology will be capable of powering small devices such as those expected to populate the IoT, smartwatches and smartphones within just a few years.
Professor Günther Krause, a scientific partner of the Neutrino Energy Group, pointed out that in order to fully utilize the energy of cosmic radiation—neutrino radiation in particular—newer, firmer, harder and at the same time more elastic composites must be developed, because they play a critical role in converting the kinetic energy arising from the collision of neutrinos with molecules into electricity. In this context, Krause pointed to a patent submitted under the number WO2016142056A1 and stated that after the completion of extensive laboratory testing, practical solutions need to be developed that will make it possible to use the renewable and virtually unlimited electricity that can be gained from this technology. He also made it clear that these new approaches will require new methods and thought processes. According to Krause, the implementation of this environmentally friendly technology will ultimately lead to a revolution in the field of energy production.
Low Power Devices of the Future
One way that manufacturers are trying to reduce carbon emissions and promote the switch to renewable energy is by reducing the power consumption of electronic devices. The Internet is interfacing with more types of devices than we ever imagined and while this trend promotes the increased pervasiveness of electronic devices in everyday life, a focus on maximum efficiency is driving the amount of power necessary to run most electronic devices down. In the future, the energy consumption of the next generation of Internet-connected machines will be less than that of the current generation even though it will be more technically sophisticated.
Currently, the science of neutrinovoltaics is practically in its infancy, but in the near future, the increased power-generation capacity of neutrino energy devices will coincide nicely with both the increased prevalence and reduced power capacity of new IoT devices.
One of the most exciting aspects of neutrino energy generation is that it is decentralized. Instead of relying on a central grid or home electrical line for all your electrical needs, neutrinovoltaic energy generators are small and self-sufficient. They generate energy constantly, and within a few years, neutrino energy devices will be capable of powering smartwatches, smartphones and laptops.
According to Neutrino Energy Group this will happen in the near future. There will be no need to charge your phone or smartwatch, and with each new generation of electronic devices, power consumption will decrease. In no time, every member of the Internet of Things will be powered by the limitless, decentralized neutrino energy grid that is taking shape all over the planet.
Land of Eternal Machines
Neutrino Energy Group contend that machines that require low power and have a constant drip of neutrino energy will be more “alive” than the machines of today. They will be smarter, more connected and more resilient. Together, they will create an unbreakable electronic web of which today’s Internet of Things is nothing but a crude shadow.
Constantly drawing limitless power from the ether and performing incredibly data-rich tasks with the energy it currently takes to operate a single light-emitting diode, the neutrino-powered devices of the future will have taken a true step toward self-sufficiency.
People and machines live in a delicate balance, and the rise of the Internet of Things is making us question the line where “smart” begins and “analog” ends. The next generation will look at ovens that don’t connect to your smartphone as being weird, and within a decade or less, small devices like smartphones and smartwatches will be powered with nothing more than ethereal neutrinos.
In tandem with its main mission of developing new neutrinovoltaic devices, the Neutrino Energy Group is also focused on education and further discussion about the impact that neutrino energy technology will have on the future development of the human race and our use of electronic devices. It’s time to start imagining a future 50 years from now in which reliance on fossil fuels is nothing but a memory.