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With the rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 and others, researchers, clinicians, custodial staff, and the general population are looking for the most efficient way to disinfect surfaces and other areas where the virus may reside and have a significant impact on public health. Many products have become scarce as professionals and the public have grappled with how to keep living and working quarters safe during the ongoing pandemic.
A collaboration of academics from the U.S. and Japan have concluded that the solution may be to bathe these spaces in ultraviolet light with the aid of strontium niobate, or SrNbO3. Those involved in the project work at Penn State University, the University of Minnesota, Tohoku University, and…READ MORE