Scientists Develop Conductive Concrete That Protects Electronics From EMP 2016-12-05 10:03:33 / CONFERENCES

American scientists have developed a cost-effective concrete that shields against intense pulses of electromagnetic energy, or EMP. 


It can be understood that electromagnetic energy travels in waves and spans a wide spectrum. Its presence everywhere meant it can appear as sunlight, radio waves, microwaves and even X-rays. However, an attack from a pulse of electromagnetic energy can cripple electronic systems. This can potentialy pose a threat to national security and critical infrastructure such as power grids and data centers. 


EMP is very lethal to electronic equipment. However, they have found a key ingredient that "dissipates" wave energy. This technology can offer a lot of new potential to the construction industry. The pair first developed their patented conductive concrete to melt snow and ice from surfaces, such as roadways and bridges. However, they also discovered another quality - block electromagnetic energy.


The technology is ready for commercialization, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has signed an agreement to license the technology to American Business Continuity Group LLC. They are developers of disaster-resistant structures.

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