Tech: Magnetic Super-Paper repels Water and Bacteria
Researchers at Italy’s Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia have created the ultimate Paper, that’s waterproof, antibacterial, and magnetic. The new revolutionary paper is made with a special blend of individual molecules, or monomers, in paper fiber and nano particles. Once the compound is ready ( called “polymetric matrix”) it is applied to the paper molecules as it covers each molecule creating a protective cover of sorts.
To give this super paper magneto properties iron oxide is added to the mixture, silver nanoparticles are added to repel bacteria. Researchers at Italy’s Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia claim that more particles can be added to the mix to create fluorescent and waterproof mixes, ideal for currency applications.
Think of all the possibilities.