By Alain C. Pierre (auth.), Michel A. Aegerter, Nicholas Leventis, Matthias M. Koebel (eds.)
Aerogels are the lightest solids recognized. as much as one thousand occasions lighter than glass and with a density as little as merely 4 occasions that of air, they exhibit very excessive thermal, electric and acoustic insulation values and carry many entries in Guinness global files. initially according to silica, R&D efforts have prolonged this classification of fabrics to non-silicate inorganic oxides, average and artificial natural polymers, carbon, steel and ceramic fabrics, and so forth. Composite structures regarding polymer-crosslinked aerogels and interpenetrating hybrid networks were built and express awesome mechanical energy and suppleness. much more unique aerogels in response to clays, chalcogenides, phosphides, quantum dots, and biopolymers resembling chitosan are commencing new purposes for the development, transportation, strength, protection and healthcare industries. purposes in electronics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering, power creation and garage, sensors, drugs, nanotechnology, army and aerospace, oil and fuel restoration, thermal insulation and family makes use of are being constructed with an expected annual marketplace progress fee of round 70% till 2015. The Aerogels guide summarizes cutting-edge advancements and processing of inorganic, natural, and composite aerogels, together with an important equipment of synthesis, characterization in addition to their usual functions and their attainable industry influence. Readers will locate an exhaustive evaluate of all aerogel fabrics recognized this present day, their fabrication, upscaling points, actual and chemical houses, and most modern advances in the direction of functions and advertisement items, a few of that are commercially to be had this day. Key beneficial properties: •Edited and written by way of well-known world wide leaders within the box •Appeals to a huge viewers of fabrics scientists, chemists, and engineers in educational examine and business R&D •Covers inorganic, natural, and composite aerogels •Describes army, aerospace, construction undefined, loved ones, environmental, strength, and biomedical functions between others
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