Day: January 1, 2021

UVC light-emitting diodes to fight coronaviruses

In the joint CORSA project, SARS-CoV-2 and further respiratory viruses on surfaces and skin are to be inactivatedby using UVC light. The project team is developing special UVC LEDs for this purpose and is investigating parameters such as wavelengths, irra-diation doses and virus habitats.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the three-year project from 2021 with a total of three million euros.

This prototype with UVC-LEDs was designed specifically to disinfect everyday objects. 128 LEDs irradiate the object on a UV-transparent pane from above and below. Image credit: FBH/P. Immerz

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