In order to attain the required effect, several extremely thin layers of spiked graphene and silicon are applied to a suitable substrate. When neutrinos pass through these layers, they are not captured, but they do give the graphene vertical impulses, while the silicon particles are caused to move in a horizontal direction. When the layers are of an optimal thinness, these atomic vibrations create a resonance that is carried over to the substrate, and the resulting kinetic energy can be converted into electricity. The larger the area, the more power is produced, and even a simple calculation suffices to demonstrate that enough electricity can be produced to one day render power cables and electrical sockets things of the past.
The technology has been demonstrated repeatedly by Schubart and his team and has been shown to work in a laboratory setting at the University of Chicago. The technology can currently derive a small amount of electricity from passing neutrinos, but Schubart expects that this neutrino energy technology will be capable of powering small devices such as those expected to populate the IoT, smartwatches and smartphones within just a few years.
Professor Günther Krause, a scientific partner of the Neutrino Energy Group, pointed out that in order to fully utilize the energy of cosmic radiation – neutrino radiation in particular – newer, firmer, harder, and at the same time more elastic composites must be developed, because they play a critical role in converting the kinetic energy arising from the collision of neutrinos with molecules into electricity. In this context Krause pointed to a patent submitted under the number WO2016142056A1 and stated that after the completion of extensive laboratory testing, practical solutions need to be developed that will make it possible to use the renewable and virtually unlimited electricity that can be gained from this technology. He also made it clear that these new approaches will require new methods and thought processes. According to Krause, the implementation of this environmentally friendly technology will ultimately lead to a revolution in the field of energy production.