Overcoming the Fragile Nature of Flexible Aerogels for Modern Thermal Insulation Applications

■ Engineering & Technology / Overcoming the Fragile Nature of Flexible Aerogels for Modern Thermal Insulation Applications Development of a novel method to create a superhydrophobic silica aerogel composite that is highly flexible and elastic yet still not fragile, which can be used in a wide range of thermal insulation applications. Aerogels are synthetic ultralight materials derived from gels in which their liquid component has been replaced by a gas. They have been nicknamed “solid air” because of their extremely low density. In particular, silica aerogels have been widely studied and have been applied, for example, as thermal insulators, catalyst supports, and filtration devices. However, … Continue reading Overcoming the Fragile Nature of Flexible Aerogels for Modern Thermal Insulation ApplicationsRead More →