McMahon, Casey Ray
Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
October 28, 2015
Solar cell, nuclear, radiation, energy, gamma, beta, alpha, photon, electron
Nuclear waste has been constantly accumulating since the advent of nuclear reactor technology to generate nuclear power. Until now, the waste products of nuclear reactions has been collected and stored in large concrete containers, to remain there for thousands of years because of the danger of radiation to human health. In this paper, I present a theory for the practical use for nuclear waste- a means by which it can be converted into electrical current. Because nuclear waste has a half-life of thousands of years, this technology can provide continuous electrical power for thousands of years. This technology can also be used for any radioactive compound that shows radioactive decay- no nuclear reactions are actually required. This technology also works at night, unlike current solar technology. Basically, we are modifying current solar cell technology and using it to capture some types of nuclear radiation to generate current. I also present evidence via Radiotropic fungi indicating that it is possible.