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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Layered Security: Carbon Nanotubes Promise Improved Flame-Resistant Coating

Caption: An easy-to-apply, NIST-developed coating significantly reduces the flammability of foam used in furniture. The thin coating is deposited onto the surface of all the nooks and crannies of the porous foam (top), with heat-dissipating multiwalled carbon nanotubes uniformly distributed throughout (bottom). (Color added for clarity.)

Credit: Kim/NIST

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