TrapSat from Capitol Tech University This payload is a prototype of a CubeSat that uses a block of silica aerogel
to capture microdebris in orbit.
is known as the lightest solid insulator in the world.
To capture tiny flecks of comet dust whizzing through space, NASA scientists on the 1999 Stardust mission turned to silica aerogel
is projected to be the most promising segment, mainly due to efficient insulation properties and lightweight solutions.
Different types of solid desiccants, such as a molecular sieve, activated carbon, and silica aerogel
etc, employed for humidity control have a microscopic porous structure.
Cabot Corporation has developed the Aeroclad blanket, a flexible high-temperature insulation material formed by integrating Cabot's silica aerogel
within a nonwoven, inorganic fiber batting.
Recognizing the advantages of a high performance insulative coating, some advanced coatings manufacturers are exploring the use of silica aerogel
as an additive to paint to achieve significantly lower thermal conductivities.
2000) have prepared silica aerogels
doped with PbS nanocrystals by impregnating a preformed silica aerogel
with an aqueous solution of PbS colloids, followed by annealing forming nanocomposites with nanocrystal diameters of ~ 15 nm.
It is disappointing that the authors do not extend their treatment into giving guidance and recommendations for design (which they perhaps might have felt was beyond their self-set brief), and their reference to new technologies is scant, and sometimes wrong (for example in relation to silica aerogel
BOSTON -- Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) has developed the Aeroclad(TM)blanket, a flexible high-temperature insulation material formed by integrating Cabot's silica aerogel
within a non-woven, inorganic fiber batting.
Then, a cost analysis is conducted for retrofit applications where silica aerogel
blankets are installed from the interior side, and the prices are compared with conventional insulation cases.
Noting that nanocover is a product which comprises multiple layers to preserve temperature and prevent heat loss, he added that the main layer is the one made of silica aerogel
nanoparticles by means of modern nanotechnology.