The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 9, pp 1775–1785 | Cite as

SBA-15 mesoporous silica as a super insulating material

  • Y. Belmoujahid
  • M. Bonne
  • Y. Scudeller
  • D. Schleich
  • Y. Grohens
  • B. LebeauEmail author
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Advances in Design and Modeling of Porous Materials


The thermal insulation behavior of ordered mesoporous silica SBA-15 aggregates heat treated at 300 C was studied. An important decrease in the effective thermal conductivity according to the increase of the apparent density was observed. A thermal conductivity value less than 25 mW.m−1.K−1 was reached during the compaction phenomenon. Results of thermal conductivity were correlated to the electron microscopy observations and physicochemical data (X-ray diffraction, adsorption/desorption of nitrogen volumetric measurements). These thermal properties make these materials very promising for thermal insulation applications, especially with values inferior to the thermal conductivity of air.


Thermal Conductivity Compaction Mesoporous Silica European Physical Journal Special Topic Apparent Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Belmoujahid
    • 1
  • M. Bonne
    • 1
  • Y. Scudeller
    • 2
  • D. Schleich
    • 2
  • Y. Grohens
    • 3
  • B. Lebeau
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Université de Strasbourg, Université de Haute Alsace, Equipe Matériaux à Porosité Contrôlée (MPC), Institut de Science des Matériaux de Mulhouse (IS2M), UMR CNRS 7361, ENSCMuMulhouse CedexFrance
  2. 2.Equipe Ingénierie des Matériaux et Métallurgie, Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, CNRS UMR 6502, Université de NantesNantes Cedex 3France
  3. 3.Equipe des Polymères et Composites, Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Matériaux de Bretagne, EA 4250, Université de Bretagne SudLorient CedexFrance

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