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RF Inactivation of Coronavirus

 

Meeting Time

Wednesdays, 4:35-5:25 PM

Project Description

Our effort is to determine if RF can be used to inactivate COVID-19. Our simulations show this is likely the case and that a fundamental destructive resonance exists in the 8-12 GHz range. In cooperation with University of California Irvine, we are preparing to do some testing against a similar but non-human coronavirus to determine efficacy (with COVID-19 testing to commence if found effective). There’s an urgent need to get a test setup going that we can put together to then transition to the UCI labs for virus testing. Professor Chi-Kuang Sun’s prior published research shows there’s great promise here, and if we can demonstrate that microwave energy kills COVID-19, that will be published and there will be a race to build devices to help sanitize personal protective equipment and much more.