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noun - plural: aerogels

  1. A solid-state substance similar to gel where the liquid component is replaced with gas.


Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas. The result is a solid with extremely low density and low thermal conductivity. Nicknames include frozen smoke, solid smoke, solid air, or blue smoke owing to its translucent nature and the way light scatters in the material. It feels like fragile expanded polystyrene to the touch. Aerogels can be made from a variety of chemical compounds.

  • also known as 气凝胶

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Google previewChallenges of Power Engineering and Environment (2009)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering 2007 by Kefa Cen, Yong Chi, Jianhua Yan

Aerogel is a sponge-like open-pore nano-structure material with porosities up ...

Google previewConstruction Materials, Methods and Techniques (2016)

by William P. Spence, Eva Kultermann

Aerogel is a low-density material derived from gel in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with gas (Figure 24.12). The result is an extremely low-density solid with several remarkable thermal insulation properties .

Google previewHandbook of sol-gel science and technology. 3. Applications of sol-gel technology (2005)

by Sumio Sakka

INTRODUCTION Silica aerogel is a porous material with an extremely high porosity (Fricke, 1988). In spite of this unusual porosity, it is transparent and has useful properties including high heat insulating property, sound insulating property, ...

Google previewProceedings of the Workshop of the INFN ELOISATRON Project (2004)

Innovative Detectors for Supercolliders, Erice, Italy, 28 Sept - 4 Oct 2003 by Eugenio Nappi, Jacques Seguinot

Introduction Aerogel is a man-made advanced material featuring remarkable properties with a vast potential to improve our daily lives. Its main characteristic is the high porosity, formed by the spaces (micropores, with an average dimension of ...

Google previewColloidal Silica (2005)

Fundamentals and Applications by Horacio E. Bergna, William O. Roberts

An aerogel is a special type of xerogel from which the liquid ...

Google previewNanotechnology in a Nutshell (2014)

From Simple to Complex Systems by Christian Ngo, Marcel van de Voorde

Aerogels An aerogel is an ultra-low-density porous solid. More precisely, it is a gel in which the liquid has been replaced with gas. It is often called “frozen smoke” because it basically contains 95% air and only 5% of solid. Aerogels can be ...

Google previewCryogenic Heat Transfer, Second Edition (2016)

by Randall F. Barron, Gregory F. Nellis

Aerogel Insulation An aerogel is a synthetic material produced from liquid gels by replacing the liquid with a gas through a drying process. It is not a “gel” in the technical sense, but it is called a gel because it is made from a gel. Aerogel ...

Google previewShape Memory Polymers and Textiles (2007)

by Jinlian Hu

For example, if the solvent is air, water, or oil, the gel is called aerogel or xerogel, hydrogel, or organic gel respectively. The polymer gel has both characteristics of solid and liquid. The most researched polymer gel ...

Google previewAerogels Handbook (2011)

by Michel A Aegerter, Nicholas Leventis, Matthias M. Koebel

Silica aerogel is a well-known lightweight solid. Even though it was invented in 1931, it only started to draw interest from materials scientists about 15 years ago, due to the improvements in the use of sol-gel processes to expedite the synthesis ...

Google previewPolysaccharide-Based Nanocrystals (2014)

Chemistry and Applications by Jin Huang, Peter R. Chang, Ning Lin, Alain Dufresne

Aerogel is a synthetic porous ultralight material derived from a gel, in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with a gas. As nanomaterials of high porosity and specific surface area as well as low density, sponge, foam, and ...

Google previewFrictionless Markets (2015)

The 21st Century Supply Chain by Jack Buffington

Aerogel is a material, as shown below in Fig. 4.3, that is 98.2% air and the remainder often silica or carbon that is structured with air pockets to be almost weightless. Today, it is primarily used for insulation, but the potential for this in the future ...

Google previewHandbook of sol-gel science and technology. 2. Characterization and properties of sol-gel materials and products (2005)

by Sumio Sakka

SILICA AEROGEL AS A TRANSLUCENT THERMAL INSULATING MATERIAL Silica aerogel is a porous material obtained by removing the solvent from an alcogel, using a supercritical drying process and leaving a three-dimensional skeleton, ...

Google preview1998 Freshman Achievement Award (1998)

by Lide

Aerogel is a highly insulative material that has the lowest density of any known solid. One form oí Aerogel is 99.9% air and 0.1% SiO,, by volume. It is 1000 times less dense than glass. It has been called "blue smoke" or "solid smoke." A block ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (2006)

by Rehva,

Х tuuletus luftning с aerodynamic adj aerodynamisk aerodynamisch aerodinámico aérodynamique aerodinamico aerodinamikai aerodynamisch aerodynamiczny аэродинамический aerodynaaminen aerodynamisk aerogel aerogel Aerogel ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

By comparison, aerogel is 1,000 times less dense than glass, another silicon- based solid. Discovered in the 1930s by a researcher at Stanford University in California, material scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) altered the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Regulatory citations SILICON DIOXIDE (Silica aerogel) Synonyms Amorphous silica dust; Amorphous silica gel; Colloidal silica; Colloidal silicon dioxide; Diatomaceous earth; Diatomaceous earth, calcined; Diatomaceous silica; Diatomite; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2008)

by John Daintith

aerogel. A lowdensity porous transparent material that consistsofmore than90% air. Usually based on metal oxidesor silica, aerogels areusedas drying agents and insulators. aerosol. A colloidal dispersion of a solid or liquid in a gas.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

aerogel placing liquid with gas with little ...

Google previewDictionary Of Computer & Information Technlgy

by Mrinal Talukdar

Aerogel is a translucent, synthetic solid-state substance with extremely low density and excellent thermal insulating properties. AES/EBU (Audio Engineering ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005)

by M.L.Sharman

aerogel (for which the term laminating is used) by means of an adhesive. adhesive-bonded bonding is accomplished by adding an adhesive coating to the surface of the component, then joining and curing the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Aerogel A highly porous, sometimes more than 98%, extremely lightweight, and nearly transparent solid formed from a gel by replacing the liquid with a gas with little change in volume. The fine, airy cell structure can support more than 1000 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Aerogel • Affinity Chromatography 44 Aerogel The highly porous gel that has maintained its original structure despite the loss of solvent. Aerogenic Capable of producing gas. Aerolate A trade name for theophylline, a bronchodilator and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

this is called silica aerogel. Silica aerogel, with its low density, is difficult to apply because it tends to float in ...

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