Date: Saturday, May 27, 2006 @ 23:46:00 MST
Topic: Devices

Russian scientists have invented a battery that can capture energy not only from the sun, but also from the stars, the head of a research institute at the Dubna Nuclear Institute, near Moscow, said.

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"The scientists have successfully created a new substance," Valentin Samoilov announced, "thanks to which this battery can work on earth, independently of meteorological conditions, using solar and stellar energy.

"This is a battery like no other," Samoilov, who head's the Institute's center for applied research, told the Itar-Tass news agency, explaining that it could function 24 hours a day and was twice as effective as an ordinary solar panel at converting light into electricity.

Moreover, Samoilov declared, the new battery was cheaper than a solar panel.

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MOSCOW, May 25 (Itar-Tass) - Russian nuclear scientists have devised a storage battery that can convert both solar energy and the energy of stars into electricity.

A ceremony to introduce this know-how took place Thursday at the applied research center (ARC) of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna outside Moscow.

ARC Director Valentin Samoilov has told Itar-Tass, "This unique battery, which has no analogues in the world, can operate for 24 hours a day. Researchers have succeeded in creating a new substance -- a heteroelectric -- due to which the battery down here on Earth can be powered by the energy of the sun and stars irrespective of weather conditions".

This product of development studies has already proved its high efficiency both in darkness and in cloudy conditions, the scientist pointed out.

Samoilov said the stellar energy battery is more efficient than the conventional solar-cell battery by several fold. "The demonstration specimen manifested more than twice as high efficiency in the visible-light spectrum and a 50 percent higher efficiency in the infrared portion of the spectrum," he emphasised.

"The prime cost of the heteroelectric photocell is lower than that of the photoconductive element of the conventional solar-cell battery," Samoilov pointed out.

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An exhibition on the 15th anniversary of the JINR Scientific Centre for Applied Research (SCAR) was held on 15–25 April at the International Conference Hall. The information stands and samples represented software on storage security, control and accounting of nuclear materials which are introduced at Russian atomic power plants; superpore quartz glass comparable in strength with the common one; a technique of growing synthetic hyalites which do not differ from the natural ones in their physical and chemical properties; projects based on pure (deionized) water which open up wide opportunities in science and medicine; unique facilities to study space-frequency characteristics of matter. Among the patented technical achievements at SCAR are a fundamentally new substance — heteroelectric

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and a new type of laser radiation on whose basis the development of nanolaser is proposed. The exhibition closed with a press conference for mass media, which was attended by JINR Vice-Director Professor A. Sissakian, SCAR Director V. Samoilov and his colleagues from different scientific research centres of Russia. SCAR Director Doctor of Philosophy and Candidate of Technical Sciences V. Samoilov was awarded with the highest prize of the International Informatization Academy (posted by mayallinformationflowfree)

The citation the Newspaper of "Izvestiya" from 28.08.03 under heading " We consider ourselves rich because we own technologies of the third millenium " writes about the developed scientists of the Centre of science of applied researches of the Incorporated institute of nuclear researches (NTSePI OIJAI) new substances - heteroelectric (GE). Director NTSePI OIJAI Valentine Samoilov both scientific employees Oleg Zajmidoroga and Igor Protsenko declare, that have approached to opening which will make new technical revolution in the physicist, to chemistry, electronics, optics and adjacent with them branches of a national economy. The concept "heteroelectric" for the first time is entered into the reference and patented NTSePI OIJAI. Heteroelectric consists of the carrier and nanoparticals a material which is distinct from a material of the carrier. The materials received thus, possess the unique properties imposed by it. So, the photo cells applied in " solar batteries " and made on technology heteroelectric, can reach EFFICIENCY of 90 % and besides possess additional unique ability to work at night. Today real similar parameters of EFFICIENCY in the world - 12-18 %. At entering superpure rare-earth materials (RZM) in GE there can be the superheat resisting and extralight metals which are not demanding thermal protection, to use which it is possible, for example, for the case of rockets and planes. The glasses made on technology heteroelectric, pass light in any set spectral interval or at all do not pass light outside of the given interval (ideal various filters). The "know-how" of microporous quartz glasses is patented. The technology of reception of photon crystals developed in laboratory promises unique spheres of application in optical electronics, laser technics and TV, opens new opportunities in holography. Now patenting dipol nanolazer (DNL) is spent. Designing of essentially new devices of processing of the information - quantum logic cells, optical logic blocks - allows to create on the basis of technology (posted by Igor...robot translation)

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