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Title: Thermal properties of organic and modified inorganic aerogels

Aerogels are open-cell foams that have already been shown to be among the best thermal insulating solid materials known. Improvements in the thermal insulating properties of aerogels are possible by synthesizing new organic varieties, by using additives within existing aerogel matrix, and by optimizing their nanostructures. We discuss these approaches and give some examples of aerogels which demonstrate the improvements.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6622514
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-111333; CONF-9210332--1
ON: DE93009230
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1992 international chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and halon alternatives conference, Washington, DC (United States), 1 Oct 1992
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FOAMS; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; THERMAL INSULATION; DENSITY; GELS; SOL-GEL PROCESS; COLLOIDS; DISPERSIONS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES 360606* -- Other Materials-- Physical Properties-- (1992-); 320107 -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-)