New material with record-absorbing capacity can keep electronics dry




Scientists have developed a material that can hold more moisture than any other material whatsoever. It is made of magnesium carbonate and can be used among other things to keep. Electronics moisture

The material is made by scientists at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. According to the authors, who report their findings in the online journal Plos One published , it is a magnesium carbonate with a very high contact area: 800 square meters per gram, which means a record, according to the scientists.

To develop the form of magnesium carbonate with a large contact area the scientists had developed a new synthetic route: long time there were not thought by scientists to make such forms of magnesium carbonate in the lab. Magnesium oxide as a base is used in a mixture with methanol and carbon dioxide. At the end of the synthesis, the material is heated after which a gel is formed which contains pores having a diameter of 10 nanometers.

The scientists have named their material Upsalite. In addition, they state that can be used as industrial water traps. Use it long term For example, can be kept dry, among other electronics, but it can also be used in the formulation of medications.


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