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Graphene masks effective in deactivating two Coronavirus species.

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  • Published
    10th Oct, 2020
  • Researchers from the City University of Hong Kong have produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80 per cent, which they say can be raised to almost 100 per cent with exposure to sunlight for 10 minutes.
  • Initial tests showed promising results in the deactivation of two coronavirus species.
  • All carbon-containing materials, such as cellulose or paper, can be converted into graphene.
  • The researchers described the production of laser-induced graphene as a “green technique.”
  • Benefits: (1) It is reusable; (2) Can also be produced at low cost

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