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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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Organic aerogels are produced via polycondensation of two monomers which form functionalized clusters (sol-gel), and covalent cross-linking of these clusters produces a gel.
Others included in the financing included RockPort Capital, Tenaya Capital, Reservoir Capital Group, Arcapita Ventures and Argonaut Private, Aspen Aerogels said.
6% of 5-methylresorcinol (Honeyol[TM], a product of VKG, Estonia) was successfully used for the preparation of aerogels.
The R-value per inch of the Aspen aerogel blanket is four to six times greater than conventional types of insulation.
Aerogel is chiefly referred to as a strong insulator, with its better thermal insulation capacity than conventional alternatives.
It manufactures the aerogels in flat "blankets'' at a plant in Rhode Island.
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics for something as big as a telescope or as small as the lenses in eyeglasses.
One must consider that during pyrolysis, carbon aerogels undergo mass loss leading to volumetric shrinkage and densification compared to their pre-carbonized counterparts [6-8].
Aspen Aerogels is providing its leading aerogel insulation material to Shaw Pipe's Insul-8(R) AG (above ground) pre- insulated pipe, which will reduce total installed costs, installation time and energy costs at the Athabasca Oil Sands reserve in Alberta, Canada.
New studies demonstrate that in addition to their ability to absorb oil and modify rheology, Dow Corning silica silylate aerogel materials generate a soft-focus effect.
ENERGY RESOURCE-18 September 2007-Aspen Aerogels Introduces New Nano-Based Insulation Product(C)2007 JeraOne - http://www.
Since their appearance in 1931, these aerogels have intrigued scientists, who search for efficient ways to make and use them in a wide variety of electronic and optical applications.