(LONDON) The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and University of Leicester have generated usable electricity from the chemical element americium in what it believes to be a global first allowing a step towards using batteries to power space missions for longer periods according to a report by NNL team #AceNewsDesk reports | Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – May.05: World Nuclear News (a publication of the World Nuclear Association): The achievement is seen as a step towards potential use of americium in so-called space batteries, which may mean future space missions can be powered for up to 400 years: Americium is an element not found in nature, but which is produced by the radioactive decay of plutonium — which itself is produced during the operation of nuclear reactors.

Source: (LONDON) The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and University of Leicester have generated usable electricity from the chemical element americium in what it believes to be a global first allowing a step towards using batteries to power space missions for longer periods according to a report by NNL team #AceNewsDesk reports | Ace News Services

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