Silica Aerogel Composites Novel Fabrication Methods

This book explores the improvement in thermal insulation properties of protein-based silica aerogel composites fabricated by a novel, inexpensive and feasible method. The resulting material exhibits polymeric foam behavior including high compressibility, super-hydrophobic qualities and excellent str...

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Main Authors: Sachithanadam, Mahesh, Joshi, Sunil Chandrakant (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore Springer Singapore 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:Engineering Materials
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book explores the improvement in thermal insulation properties of protein-based silica aerogel composites fabricated by a novel, inexpensive and feasible method. The resulting material exhibits polymeric foam behavior including high compressibility, super-hydrophobic qualities and excellent strain recovery in addition to low thermal conductivity. The fabrication methodologies are explained in great detail and represented in flowcharts for easy reference and understanding. This monograph gives readers a new perspective on composite fabrication using methods other than the traditional ones and explores the endless ways of altering the composition to modify the properties of the silica aerogel composites. Applications for this novel composite are diverse and range from those in the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries to the oil and gas industries
Physical Description:XII, 139 p. 84 illus., 72 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9789811004407