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Silica Aerogel Composites

Novel Fabrication Methods

  • Mahesh Sachithanadam
  • Sunil Chandrakant Joshi

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 5-14
  4. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 15-35
  5. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 37-50
  6. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 51-80
  7. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 81-108
  8. Mahesh Sachithanadam, Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    Pages 109-132
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 133-139

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Aerogel Brittle to Ductile Aerogel High Compressibility Aerogel Super-Hydrophobic Aerogel Thermal Insulation Polymer Ductile Behavior Polymer Strain Recovery

Authors and affiliations

  • Mahesh Sachithanadam
    • 1
  • Sunil Chandrakant Joshi
    • 2
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0440-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0438-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0440-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1317
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1212
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