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
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2021, London, 13/02/2021
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 6 Apr 2022
EventEuropean Microwave Week 2021 - ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Feb 202118 Feb 2021


ConferenceEuropean Microwave Week 2021
Abbreviated titleEuMW2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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


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