'Second skin' uniform protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents in the field

Aug. 3, 2016- 
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents. This material is the first key component of futuristic smart uniforms that also will respond to and protect from environmental chemical hazards. The research appears in...

New military apparel repels chemical and biological agents

Oct. 17, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and collaborators are developing a new military uniform material that repels chemical and biological agents using a novel carbon nanotube fabric. The material will be designed to undergo a rapid transition from a breathable state to a protective state. The highly breathable membranes would have pores made of a few...