Japanese researchers have invented a new kind of biodegradable, online paper that is only one millimeter thick, as the team called this new invention nanopaper , Stressing that it could change the way a wide range of data is collected in nature.
According to the British “Daily Mail” website, the project was developed at the University of Osakas Scientific and Industrial Research Institute (ISIR) By a team of scientists led by researcher Takaki Kasuga.
According to a report published in The Asahi Shimbun , The nanowire is about a thousand times thicker than the pulp and has a smooth surface that looks like a plastic texture, as the nano paper is designed to be biodegradable, has little impact on the environment and does not require any expensive maintenance.
During the tests, the nanoparticle deteriorated 95 percent after 40 days, and its metal parts were covered with non-toxic rust, but the researchers included a small moisture sensor in them, allowing them to read moisture and water vapor levels in the air or soil anywhere.
Using a hygrometer, the paper can take readings on moisture levels for scientific study or to help farmers track the fields that should be irrigated.
The hygrometer sends data to a small wireless sensor that can be used to transfer data over the Internet to other devices without the need for immediate supervision.
This paper was consciously designed to be part of the Internet of Things Internet of Things (IoT), An online network that allows different elements to communicate independently without anyone.
The small size and light shape factor ensure that the nanomaterial can be freely dumped to the ground anywhere anyone wants to collect data, and because of its biodegradable nature, there will be no need to recover it again.