Anechoic chamber foams are easily ignited by passage of current through them. Two distinct ignition processes can be observed. The first is a contact fire that results when two sharp points which are at a potential difference of more than 100 v touch the conducting foam. The second is an I**2R heating of the interior of the foam which begins with smoldering, then a glowing chunk of foam inside the material which grows and usually ignites.
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