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Banning the flames

作者:秋揲插    发布时间:2019-03-07 04:14:03    

A paper-thin ceramic coating, originally developed by NASA to stop space shuttles from bursting into flames when re-entering the atmosphere, could soon stop houses from burning down here on Earth. The coating, which can survive temperatures of up to 1600 °C, enables the shuttle’s tiles to radiate heat more efficiently. Now Wessex, a firm based in Virginia, has has applied the coating to wood and other materials to prevent them catching fire. “The results on wood are remarkable,” says Heather Thomas,

 

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