silica aerogel


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silica aerogel

[′sil·ə·kə ′er·ə‚jel]
(materials)
A colloidal silica powder whose grains have small pores; used as a low-temperature insulator.
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Caption: Sometimes called "frozen smoke," silica aerogel can protect skin from an open flame because its airy structure makes it a great insulator.
Figure 3 shows the sEM images of a 5 PPI metal foam sample before and after coating with silica aerogel.
Traditionally, silica aerogel synthesis involves the following three steps (Soleimani and Abbasi 2008).
Stroud's initial work as staff member at NRL was critical to the development of tunable nano-architectures based on silica aerogel, resulting in four patents, and it was her Ph.
In 2013, silica aerogel was the largest revenue-generating segment and this segment would experience substantial market growth in the coming years.
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Glazing experts US Daylighting, LLC will be introducing AeroGlass ThermaDivide glass curtainwall systems insulated with Lumira aerogel, a translucent form of silica aerogel.
Silica aerogel had the largest market size in 2013 and will continue to dominate till 2019 on account of its commercial availability and wide-spread applications in several end-use industries.
Inside the canister, a tennis racket-like sample collector tray captured the particles in silica aerogel as the spacecraft flew within 149 miles of a comet in January 2004.
27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cabot Aerogel, a business unit of Cabot Corporation and Corus Tubes, a division of Corus (LSE/AEX: CS), today announced an innovative hybrid insulation pipe-in-pipe system insulated with Nanogel(R) aerogel, a nano-technology enabled silica aerogel, and polyurethane (PU)foam.
Factors such as its superior insulating properties, cheap and abundant raw material availability of silica aerogels, and its versatile process of manufacturing will continue to drive the growth for this segment in the global high performance insulation materials market.
Researchers, students, and engineers mainly from China share findings in the field of new energy materials, addressing topics such as the synthesis and properties, preparation and characterization, microstructure modification, technology, chemical synthesis, production, performance, measurement, temperature effects, fabrication, and other aspects of materials like veneering porcelain, zirconia fiber, ceramics, dental fiber posts, nanomaterials used in the oil industry, thin films, lithium-ion batteries, ultralow density silica aerogels, solar cells, and polymer electrolytes.