ACS News Service Weekly PressPac: April 21, 2021

Recent advances in face mask research  

Face masks are an important line of defense against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Below are a few recent papers published in ACS journals that report steps toward better face mask design. 

“Natural Silk Nanofibril Aerogels with Distinctive Filtration Capacity and Heat-Retention Performance”
ACS Nano
April 13, 2021

“Review of the Breathability and Filtration Efficiency of Common Household Materials for Face Masks”
ACS Nano
April 6, 2021

“Efficient and Robust Metallic Nanowire Foams for Deep Submicrometer Particulate Filtration”
Nano Letters
March 24, 2021

“Reusable MoS2-Modified Antibacterial Fabrics with Photothermal Disinfection Properties for Repurposing of Personal Protective Masks”
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
March 9, 2021

“Hydration of Hydrophilic Cloth Face Masks Enhances the Filtration of Nanoparticles”
ACS Applied Nano Materials
March 8, 2021


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