Scientists develop new material to block electromagnetic waves from electronic devices

In a major breakthrough, a group of South Korean scientists have developed a new material that is said to effectively block electromagnetic waves coming from electronic gadgets and appliances.


We are surrounded by gadgets and devices as we have become highly dependent on them. Often we hear that many of these devices, especially mobile phones and televisions, emit electromagnetic waves and radiation that are quite harmful in the long run.

Finally we have a solution. In a major breakthrough, a group of South Korean scientists have developed a new material that is said to effectively block electromagnetic waves coming from electronic gadgets and appliances.

The team led by Gu Jong-min of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and a research team of Drexel University in the US successfully manufactured the material made out of Mxene. It is a class of two-dimensional inorganic compounds made out of titanium and carbon and a single layer is only about one nanometer.

Mxene can block the electromagnetic waves from mobile phones, televisions, microwave ovens and other appliances. The best part is that the material is easy to process and the cost is relatively cheap.

"It is hoped that the developed material can be used not only to block electromagnetic waves but for other various purposes," Gu said.

Of course the material is still under the development stage and could take a while before it is used commercially.


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