Static and Dynamic Light Scattering from Solutions and Gels of RF Particles
The name aerogel is used to describe a gel from which the solvent has been removed under supercritical conditions.1,2 This results in little or no surface tension, so that there is minimal shrinkage of the gel during drying. The extremely light, high surface area foams are called aerogels. These materials have applications as catalyst supports, thermal and acoustic insulators, and most commonly Cerenkov detectors for high energy physics experiments. The recent increase of studies on aerogels has been largely devoted to silica aerogels, those formed from silicon dioxide.
KeywordsFormaldehyde Dioxide Foam Polysaccharide Shrinkage
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