On the Potential for Viruses as Nano Microwave Transmitters

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In this paper, we report the potential use of airborne viruses as nano transmitters of mechanical and microwave signatures. Specifically, we treat the virion (virus particle) as a thin core-shell spherical structure with mechanical and electrical properties assigned and use Comsol Multiphysics to determine the mechanical natural modes of vibration. We then approximate how these may be used for the purpose of generating electromagnetic radiation, effectively making the virion behave as nano radio transmitter in the microwave band.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 06 Apr 2022
EventEuropean Microwave Week 2021 - Excel London Exhibition & Conference Centre, London
Duration: 13 Feb 202118 Feb 2021


ConferenceEuropean Microwave Week 2021


  • Nano core-shell particles
  • virus
  • scattering
  • mechanical to electromagnetic conversion


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