A new textile coating could protect wearers from dangerous chemical agents, even in humid conditions.
While teams have been working on textile-based chemical protection for some time, creating devices able to function in humid environments has been a challenge. To overcome that obstacle, the teams from the North Carolina State University and the US Army created a new type of coating able to function in 80 percent relative humidity. The coating is made up of a metal-organic framework (MOF) made from a water-stable copper-based film that can be deposited on the fiber, where it will capture three times more ammonia gas than the same MOF in powder form, while also functioning in humid environments.
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