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Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

HBN (2 of 2)

Caption: Rice University researchers claim ultra-thin sheets of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) can keep metals from rusting in high temperatures. At top, stainless steel oxidizes after half an hour in a furnace. At bottom, a sheet of h-BN protects steel subjected to the same temperatures.

Credit: Zheng Liu/Rice University

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