New Patent Revolutionises the Electronic Gadget Industry

Scientists at MGU invent a technology on Electromagnetic Radiation protection from mobile phones and other electronic gadgets. The scientific team is headed by Prof. Sabu Thomas and has just been awarded the patent for the development of a Polymeric Nanocomposite that has the ability to block electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phones.

The invented material was prepared by mixing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) with the polymer mixture of a significant Biopolymer, Polytrimethylene Terephthalate and Polypropylene.  Due to the tuned morphology and selective localization of CNTs, the invented composite has achieved good electrical and mechanical properties. This invented material can be used to protect against Electromagnetic Radiation from mobile phones and other electronic gadgets. At the moment, metals are widely used as Electromagnetic Shielding Materials. The invented material sheds light on the applicability of Nanocomposite Polymers as an effective protective material against Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) with a lower weight and thickness.  MGU undertakes many research activities for the development of various high-performance Polymer Nanocomposites for EMI shielding applications. The scientific team encompasses Prof. Sabu Thomas, Prof. Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Dr. Ajitha, Dr. Geethamma, Dr. Lovely Mathew, and Dr. Aswathi.  It was a UGC-supported research project at the university.