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SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Match. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of an unburnt match showing the head (top) meeting the wooden shaft (bottom). The head of a match is usually made from paraffin and combustible chemicals, including phosphorous trisulphide, which burns at low temperatures. Magnification: x30 when printed 10 centimetres high.
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