Graphene masks effective in deactivating two Coronavirus species.
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Science & Technology
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