For the past several months, teams of scientists at Berkeley Lab have been working to contribute to the national response to COVID-19, resulting in a wide range of promising research.
In a recent video series, Berkeley Lab scientists, including Foundry staff scientist Bruce Cohen, discuss five of the latest research projects, now under way at Berkeley Lab, which aim to help address some of the many scientific challenges posed by the pandemic.
Bruce and his team are working to develop a fast and simple way to determine if personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks have been contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19. Their approach utilizes the latest in nanoscience and could help spot contamination on surfaces in busy hospitals using only a green laser pointer.
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