Georgetown physicists develop nanowire-based foam filters for fighting COVID-19 and air pollution

Georgetown physicists James Malloy, Alberto Quintana, Chris Jensen and Prof. Kai Liu have demonstrated light weight nanowire-based metal foam filters for capturing deep submicron airborne particulates. These novel filters are highly efficient, durable, reusable and recyclable, particularly relevant for combating COVID-19 as well as air pollution.

Read the paper in Nano Letters, which has been featured in a press release from the American Chemical Society, and also covered by the Academic Times.

A full article and additional information is available on the Georgetown College Website: Research by Physics Professor Shows Copper Foam Could Be Highly Efficient, Durable Filter for Reusable Masks and Air Cleaners