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A rainbow of layered paints could help buildings to keep their cool

Thermal camera picture of the monolayer and the bilayer. Bilayer (RIGHT) stays cooler under sun exposure.

A paint sample (right) atop a white underlayer stays cooler in the sunlight than a sample of the same paint on its own (left). Credit: Jyotirmoy Mandal

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Nature 581, 11 (2020)




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