Humanity has the potential to make significant strides forward. While a lot of progress was made at COP27, the important questions were left unanswered and will have to wait until the next World Climate Conference. Unfortunately, politicians are more interested in lobbyists than research, so the best long-term option for combating global warming and climate change is overlooked. Thankfully, the privately funded, internationally active Neutrino Energy Group is light years ahead of the competition.
By the time the next World Climate Conference rolls around in Dubai in 2023, the participating governments will be expected to have improved their generally insufficient climate protection policies. “With our neutrinovoltaic technology, we are further ahead than other research groups in terms of the application of knowledge,” emphasises Holger Thorsten Schubart, CEO of the American-German research company Neutrino Energy Group, referring to extensive knowledge and scientific publications surrounding the international patent applications with the number WO2016142056A1.
More than a dozen years ago, while working to optimize the performance of solar panels, scientists began experimenting with nanoparticles of different materials in order to achieve the maximum possible active physical surface area through ever smaller parts, thereby increasing the efficiency of solar collectors. This work laid the groundwork for the development of neutrinovoltaic technology. However, when applied to solar collectors, similar tests were only partially successful. The tested material increasingly displayed indicators of instability as the size of the particles decreased. There were vibrations that had no positive effect on the efficiency of the solar cells.
Despite the fact that the origin of these vibrations was previously unknown, it did motivate some researchers to continue exploring the potential for amplifying this phenomenon. They began with the premise that energy must be present for something to move, and that these oscillations inside the material may cause electrons to move in resonance and ultimately result in the conversion of energy into electricity. Physicists at the University of Arkansas have established that the neutrinovoltaic technique is based on graphene’s “ability” to “collect” energy from the environment (USA). Graphene is a one atom thick sheet of carbon atoms that has undergone two-dimensional allotropic alteration. In order to create a hexagonal two-dimensional crystal lattice, carbon atoms are joined together.
Graphene cannot exist in the 2D plane due to the peculiarities of the crystal lattice, but only in the 3D plane. Accordingly, graphene was never one hundred percent flat, it vibrated on an atomic level so that its connections did not spontaneously disintegrate. A group of physicists at the University of Manchester and at the University of Arkansas, led by Professor Paul Thibado, proved that the explanation lies in so-called “Levy flights” – patterns of small random oscillations combined with abrupt shifts. Physicists have seen them on an atomic scale for the first time and measured the speed and magnitude of these graphene waves. Professor Thibado thus proved that they could be used to harvest energy from the environment: “Harvesting the Energy of Vicinity”.
Although originally ridiculed by the public, scientists from the scientific-technological company Neutrino Energy Group, directed by the mathematician Holger Thorsten Schubart, had already discussed these theoretical possibilities in 2014. However, it is important to remember that the experimental confirmation of all the qualities of the novel multilayer nanomaterial, which was produced by materials experts and comprises of alternating layers of graphene and doped silicon, had previously taken place many times a few years ago. Separate theoretical verification of these basics for the model’s functionality presented by the Neutrino Energy Group have just recently appeared in open sources.
For example, Professor Vanessa Wood from ETH and her colleagues from Zurich explain in the journal Nature which processes cause atomic vibrations when materials are nanoscale. They also explain how this knowledge can be used to systematically develop nanomaterials for various applications. The publication shows: When materials are made with sizes of less than 10 to 20 nanometres, 5,000 times thinner than a human hair, the vibrations of the outer atomic layers on the surface of nanoparticles are large and play an important role in the behaviour of this material. All materials are made up of atoms that vibrate. These atomic vibrations or “phonons” are responsible for how electrical charge, energy and heat are transferred or provided in materials.
Scientists from the University of Vienna, the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan, JEOL and La Sapienza University in Rome have developed a technique that can measure all phonons present in nanostructured material. This allowed them to detect for the first time all the vibrational modes of autonomous graphene as well as the local expansion of different oscillation modes in a graphene nanofibre.
A group of scientists from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has succeeded in turning graphene into a superconductor through which electricity is transmitted without resistance. The discovery that graphene is capable of superconductivity will mark the beginning of a series of further studies in this field in the near future. Additionally, since graphene is a key element in the composition of the meta-material invented by the Neutrino Energy Group, its superconductivity property will play a key role, especially for powering electrical devices where a small and stable power supply is required.
Applying a multilayer plasma coating to one side of a metallic substrate, e.g., a foil, results in the appearance of different poles: the coated side has a positive pole and the uncoated side is negative. This allows them to be placed on top of each other and pressed to obtain a reliable series connection of the modules. An extremely thin plate measuring 200 by 300 millimetres generates a voltage of 1.5 volts and a current of 2 amperes. Based on neutrinovoltaic technology, the Neutrino Energy Group has thus succeeded in creating a fuel-free generator without rotating parts, which in principle can be directly integrated into any electrical appliance and would replace both battery and mains connection.
Neutrino Power Cube energy generators, with a net capacity of, say, 5 to 10 kWh, are set to enter licensed industrial production in Switzerland around the end of 2023/beginning of 2024, allowing for completely independent electricity supply for whole households. It will be manufactured in the form of a control panel (cabinet) divided into two compartments: an electrical generation compartment containing the power generation modules and a compartment for the installation of a control system. The generation compartment has a size of 800x400x600 millimetres and a weight of about 50 kilograms. Inverters are placed in the switchgear compartment to convert the generated direct current into alternating current with a voltage of 220V and 380V. There is also a DC connection for the direct connection of computers and various appliances and gadgets.
Given the ongoing transformations in today’s energy industry, it’s safe to assume that the technology’s promising multifunctional use will result in high demand in the years to come. Akin to a solar cell in that it can generate usable electricity even in complete darkness, such a breakthrough deserves extensive discussion at next year’s World Climate Conference in Dubai. Or maybe we should avoid losing more time, and start the discussion today.
Source: Neutrino Energy Group