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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For these simulations the characteristics of a 10 PPI metal foam coated with silica aerogel ([D.
However, ionic liquids suffer from stability and corrosion issues and a detailed R&D effort will be needed to find a suitable type of ionic solvent for silica aerogel processing.
To make the silica aerogels, he and his colleagues start with molecules shaped something like an X with a half-twist at the waist.
It looks like glass and feels like solidified smoke, but the must interesting features of the new silica aerogels made by Lawrence Livermore (Calif.
s Nanogel hydrophobic silica aerogels, which can be used as carriers, thickeners, thixotropes, and matting agents.
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Other topics of the 380 papers from the November 2011 conference include nanoporous hydrophobic silica aerogels, modified alumina for automobile catalysts, pressureless sintering of silicon nitride ceramics, and the damping properties of epoxy-embedded piezoelectric composites.
Introducing Nanogel hydrophobic silica aerogels for use as carriers, corrosion inhibitors, thickeners, and matting agents.
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Aerojet is working under a technology transfer agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop organic aerogels and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory on silica aerogels.