The development of protection technologies against chemical warfare agents and electromagnetic interference pulses is a key component in modern defense technology. "DekoSchirm" will develop a novel type of coating for device housings, which concurrently photocatalytically decomposes chemical warfare agents on the device surface (self-decontamination) and, owing to its high electrical conductivity, also shields the inside of the device against electromagnetic interference (EMP shielding). The coating is based on a novel graphene-based nanomaterial hybrid. Via the unique combination of expertise in graphene and photo catalysis (Technische Universität Wien), industrial polymer-/fiber-composite technology (carbon-solutions Hintsteiner GmbH) and military expertise (Federal Ministry of Defense), "DekoSchirm" realizes a globally innovative, self-decontaminating and EMP shielding coating as part of the FORTE program.
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DekoSchirm - Graphene/TiO2 coatings for concurrent photocatalytic self-decontamination and electromagnetic shielding
Development of a novel graphene-based coating, which concurrently enables photocatalytic self-decontamination against chemical warfare agents and shields against electromagnetic interference pulses, as part of the FORTE program.