A revolution in the replacement of present electric power systems is on the horizon, and neutrinos are the main players of this revolution. There are billions of these particles all over the universe, and they are limitless and inexhaustible. The greatest part is that they are capable of producing energy without causing damage to the environment.
For decades, it was assumed that neutrinos had no mass. However, recent research (2015) has proven that neutrinos are minuscule particles with mass that may generate electrical energy by traveling through cells of superconducting materials. Understanding the secret workings of neutrinos was a significant milestone for the field of physics.
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Canada were awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of neutrino oscillations, which revealed that neutrinos actually have mass and may therefore create energy.
They are tiny particles around 100 times smaller than an atom that can be found in all galaxies; in fact, they are the second most abundant particle in the whole universe behind photons in terms of abundance. Cosmic rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma and beta rays among other energy components from all around the universe, as well as neutrinos, which are cosmic energy particles that were formed in the big bang and that regularly impact our planet, are all examples of cosmic energy particles.
Being so little and strong, they are capable of passing through any material, even the ground itself. It is for this reason that their energy may be obtained even deep inside a cave. It is also true that millions of these cosmic visitors move through our bodies on a continuous basis during the day and night. Scientists believe that in a single second, around 60 billion neutrinos travel through every square centimetre of the human body (or any other object) according to their calculations.
How do they generate energy?
The Sun is the nearest and biggest neutrino producer we have; our star produces the greatest number of these tiny particles that impact the Earth. These elements are also formed as a result of interactions between cosmic radiation and the Earth’s atmosphere, though as previously stated, the majority of them are generated by the reaction inside the Sun.
There are three types of neutrinos that may change form depending on their trajectory: electronic, mounic, and teutonic neutrinos. These neutrinos can switch from one family of neutrinos to another in a process known as “neutrino oscillation.” Subatomic oscillations are produced, which may be utilized to generate energy dubbed “neutrinovoltaic” by generating vibrations within a superconducting plate of doped graphene.
Scientists predict that in the not-too-distant future, all electrical devices used by humans on a daily basis, such as lamps, refrigerators, microwaves, televisions, computers, tablets, and cell phones, among others, will be replaced by “identical” devices that provide the same services but do not require cables, plugs, batteries, or batteries to be charged in the home electrical network, because their power supply will be directly dependent on neutrino energy.
In contrast to current clean energies such as wind and solar, replacing conventional devices that use electric current produced in atomic power plants, hydroelectric power plants, or thermal power plants burning fossil materials becomes an alternative that not only does not harm the environment and is an infinite and inexhaustible resource, but is also present and surrounds us at all times, both day and night, and under any local weather conditions.
Electric Car Vs. The First Neutrino Car
Electric power generating companies are collaborating with manufacturers to invest in and triple the number of current charging stations in order to meet the ever-increasing demand for electric vehicles. In reality, the German company Volkswagen, which plans 45 billion Euros in investments up to 2026 for the production of multiple types of electric cars in its German factories, expects to sell one million of these vehicles by 2021, and 4 million electric cars in Europe by 2023.
If these high production and sales ambitions are met, it is evident that many more charging stations will be required to power the vast number of electric vehicles that the company intends to put on the road. As the industry continues to expand at a rapid pace, major concerns have been raised about the infrastructure required to power so many cars that will rely on electricity to operate, because the more electric cars there are, the more difficult it will be to get the charging station system right, and the situation could worsen.
On the other hand, scientists and professionals all over the globe are working feverishly to find formulae capable of harnessing neutrino energy. One of the most tangible instances is the creation of the first ecologically friendly automobile powered by neutrino energy. This is a project of the Center for Materials for Electronic Technology C-MET in Pune, India, in collaboration with the Neutrino Energy Group in Berlin, Germany, which plans to make the CAR PI the first totally environmentally friendly car with zero pollutant emissions for the environment and no limits to its autonomy.
The CAR PI will be the most efficient and ecologically friendly automobile ever built, putting an end to a century of internal combustion engines fueled by fossil fuels in service.
This revolutionary technology allows CAR PI to travel long distances without the need for recharging, constantly receiving energy from neutrinos that are capable of generating the Power needed to drive its electric motors and charge its supplementary batteries even when it is parked.