NanoTritium, the first commercially available nuclear powered Tritium battery has been launched by small engineering company City Labs. Able to outlast a room full of Eveready bunnies, the Tritium battery is virtually indestructible while running 20years nonstop.
Tritium is a mildly radioactive isotope of hydrogen that due to the instability of the atom breaks down slowly, eventually becoming helium and releasing electrons in the process.
The development of the nuclear powered battery was born out of the US Air Force’s requirement for long-lasting batteries for aircraft, computers, sensors, radar systems and unmanned aerial vehicles. City Labs won the contract to develop the battery in 2010, NanoTritium is the first product to appear from this work.