aerogel

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aer·o·gel

 (âr′ə-jĕl′)
n.
A highly porous solid formed from a gel, such as silica gel, in which the liquid is replaced with a gas.

aerogel

(ˈɛərəˌdʒɛl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colloid that has a continuous solid phase containing dispersed gas
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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.
Silica aerogel 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.
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 and electrochromism).
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.