The journey towards energy metamorphosis and the transition to a greenhouse gas-neutral power generation is intricately tied to the deployment of novel nanomaterials and the adoption of revolutionary technologies within the energy industry. This implies a surge in energy efficiency and a compelling necessity to formulate novel electricity generation methodologies. A quintessential exemplification of such technology, which is set to navigate the prevailing complexities of the energy sector, is Neutrinovoltaic technology.
This groundbreaking technology converts the vibrational motion of graphene atoms, also known as ‘graphene waves’, into an electrical current. The generation of ‘graphene waves’ is attributed to the thermal (Brownian) motion of graphene atoms and the impact of particles from the surrounding radiation fields of the invisible spectrum, including the kinetic energy of neutrino particles striking the graphene atoms’ core.
Developed by the German-American Neutrino Energy Group, spearheaded by mathematician and entrepreneur Holger Thorsten Schubart, Neutrinovoltaic technology belongs to the category of low-density energy sources. Unlike conventional thermal or nuclear power plants, it isn’t initially slated for powering industrial enterprises. However, fuel-free Neutrinovoltaic direct current sources can sufficiently power individual homes. If scaled up, it opens the conversation on crafting a sustainable decentralized power generation system where power sources are strategically located at the point of energy consumption, eliminating the necessity to connect them to the central power grid.
The advancements of the Neutrino Energy Group pique the curiosity of a broad audience. To satisfy inquiries related to the project, the company’s president, Holger Thorsten Schubart, participated in an enlightening interview on the YouTube channel “The Creative Society”. He discussed the actual ban on work in Germany, the constraints on publishing research outcomes, and the forced transfer of the Pi-Car project to India. The Pi-Car, designed with a body made of specific materials, is intended to harness the energy of surrounding energy fields into an electric current.
Neutrinovoltaic technology marks a revolution in power generation, and understandably, its advent isn’t welcomed by all. Fuel-free generators based on this technology can safeguard private consumers from external shocks and assure a dependable and reasonably priced electricity supply. The technology hinges on a multilayer nanomaterial, composed of alternating layers of graphene and doped silicon, laid on a metal foil. The well-researched and acknowledged property of graphene to convert the energy of surrounding energy fields into electrical current forms the core of this technology. Graphene films are remarkably robust and elastic. Boasting high thermal conductivity coupled with elevated electrical conductivity, graphene facilitates the passage of an electric current a million times greater than the maximum possible current in copper films. The vigorous vibrations of graphene atoms (100 times more intense than silicon), in conjunction with its hexagonal crystal lattice, results in alternating concave and convex curvatures, termed ‘graphene waves’ or ‘ripples’.
The unique crystal lattice structure of graphene causes its atoms to oscillate in tandem, distinguishing such movements from the random movements of molecules in liquids. As the surrounding radiation fields of the invisible spectrum and temperature intensify, so does the fluctuations of graphene atoms, thereby enhancing the frequency and amplitude of the ‘graphene wave’ fluctuations. Theoretical studies suggest the source of this process is electron-phonon coupling, which suppresses the long-wavelength bending rigidity while boosting out-of-plane fluctuations. Each atom in graphene is bonded to three other carbon atoms in a two-dimensional plane, with one electron remaining freely available in the third dimension for electronic conduction, resulting in an extraordinarily high electric current density (a million times that of copper) and unparalleled charge carrier mobility.
In contrast to conventional electric generators and the in-development fuel-free Bedini circuit-type generators, the genesis of electromotive force (EMF) in Neutrinovoltaic technology hinges on the interaction of magnetic and electric fields. But the significant difference lies in the source of the pulsating interaction. While conventional generators rely on the rotor’s rotation with a magnetic coil, Neutrinovoltaic technology derives EMF from the micro-vibrations of graphene in the nanomaterial, establishing a distinct physical principle of EMF generation. The EMF generated in each graphene layer, which can range from 12 to a maximum of 20 layers in the nanomaterial, prompts electrons to flow in the same direction, generating an electric current. Electron movement in one direction is facilitated by coating each layer with an alloying element, establishing a p-n junction that permits electric current to flow in only one direction, thereby creating a thin film diode effect. The multilayer nanomaterial offers a solution to achieving maximum electrical power from a unit surface, as a single layer of graphene cannot provide enough power for industrial applications. Presently, a 200x300mm wafer can generate 1.5V voltage and 2A current. An electric generating unit with a total power output of 7 kW, consisting of these wafers, measures 800x400x600 mm.
The first commercial models of the Neutrino Power Cube fuel-free generators are slated to hit the market within a year, and the scientific and technological work on the Pi-Car electric vehicle is scheduled for completion within the next three years. This indeed symbolizes the beginning of the energy sector’s transformation, based on emission-free, safe energy generation technology. It fulfils the escalating energy demand and sets the stage for a new ecologically harmonious coexistence between humankind and nature.
This is a translation from Russian; the original article can be found here: Бестопливная генерация на основе графена – прорыв в энергетике