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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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From the thermal gravimetry (Model Mettler-851e) measurements, thermal stability of the aerogels was observed.
Epoxy composites were prepared by adding a predetermined amount of hydrophobic silica aerogel powder (SIL-16-AP, Active Aerogels) or hollow glass microspheres (Q-CEL 300, Potters) to an epoxy adhesive (EPO-TEK 310M-1, Epoxy Technology).
Donald R Young, president and CEO of Aspen Aerogels, said, 'Pyrogel HPS is the latest technological advancement to emerge from our Aerogel Technology Platform.
The bamboo NCF aerogels were prepared using a freeze-drying method.
We chose to partner with Aspen because of their superior aerogel technology platform, which we can enhance as partners in various ways," said Raimar Jahn, president of BASF's Performance Materials division.
The study offers a feasible route for synthesizing silica aerogel from recycled waste coal gangue and presents potential niche markets established from such novel route synthesized aerogels.
Effect of catalysts used in the Sol-Gel process on the micro structure and absorption/desorption performance of silica aerogels, ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 15-21, 2012 -- San Diego, CA.
This research studies the effects of the amount of water on the formation rate of the gel, mechanical properties of the synthesized gel, and the final structure of the aerogel.
Caption: Sometimes called "frozen smoke," silica aerogel can protect skin from an open flame because its airy structure makes it a great insulator.
20 June 2014 - Financial services firms Barclays (NYSE: BCS) JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) and Citigroup (NYSE: C) acted as joint book-running managers for Massachusetts US-based Aspen Aerogels Inc (NYSE: ASPN) recently-closed initial public offering of 7.
The financing could raise significantly more than the $86 million Aspen Aerogels projected in April when it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a public offering.
There are various types of aerogels which are prepared from different precursors.