Aerogel


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Aerogel

An ultralight substance composed of silica, aluminium oxide, chromium oxide, zirconia, carbon and other substances, which is transparent, has significant insulating and sound-attenuating properties, and may have currency as a replacement for ozone layer-depleting CFCs.
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Within these applications, the oil & gas industry accounts for a leading share in the global aerogel market.
The obtained results enable the determination of the optimum amount of water in the synthesis of aerogel.
This suggests that metal ions must have been reduced during carbon aerogel preparation.
The aerogel tiles were pointed toward a known stream of dust that comes from the constellation Ophiuchus.
Preparation of silica aerogel from oil shale ash by fluidized bed drying.
In 2009 Solera launched its line of Solera R18 units with Lumira aerogel (formerly Nanogel[R] aerogel) units to provide a robust and stabilized aerogel solution.
The nanosize structure of the aerogel provides insulation while also letting light through the windows.
After the extraction was completed, the extractor was slowly depressurized to atmospheric pressure and the MR-F aerogel was obtained.
Space and weight savings: Aerogel is thinner and lighter than any other insulation, enabling the pipe to fit in space-confined areas.
Dow Corning silica silylate aerogels act as optical light diffusers, preventing light from becoming trapped, and allowing for transparency.
Our aerogel blanket is perfectly suited for the oil sands," said Don Young, Aspen Aerogels' CE0.