Functionalized nanoparticles were synthesized to mimic the corona virus.  These were suspended in artificial saliva and dispersed by aerosol onto N95 face masks.  Synchrotron based x-ray fluorescence mapping effectively visualized the dispersion of the virus mimic on the masks.

Literature reference for the work:
Chavis A. Stackhouseǂ, Shan Yanǂ, Lei Wang, Kim Kisslinger, Ryan Tappero, Ashley R. Head, Killian R. Tallman, Esther S. Takeuchi, David C. Bock*,  Kenneth J. Takeuchi*, Amy C. Marschilok* “Characterization of Materials Used As Face Coverings for Respiratory Protection”,  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.  DOI 10.1021/acsami.1c11200.


Shan Yan,1 Lei Wang,2 David Bock,2 Chavis Stackhouse,2 Esther Takeuchi,1,2 Kenneth Takeuchi,1,2 Amy Marschilok,1,2 Yelena Belyavina2(graphic artist)

1Stony Brook University, 2Brookhaven National Laboratory

Graphic created by the Center for Mesoscale Transport Properties (m2M/t) EFRC for the Science in the Time of Covid Contest at the 2021 DOE EFRC-Hub-CMS-CSS Principal Investigators’ Meeting.

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