Insulations with Low Thermal Conductivity

  • G. L. Copeland
  • D. L. McElroy
  • R. S. Graves
  • F. J. Weaver
  • H. A. Fine
  • T. W. Tong


Appliances would be more energy efficient if thermal insulations could be developed with apparent thermal conductivity (λ) below 0.01 W/m·K. In an effort to identify candidate materials, λ was measured from 300 to 335 K for unevacuated and evacuated systems of angstrom- and micron-size particles.


Fumed Silica Insulation System Solid Conduction Cabot Corporation Effective Pore Size 
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© Purdue Research Foundation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Copeland
    • 1
  • D. L. McElroy
    • 1
  • R. S. Graves
    • 1
  • F. J. Weaver
    • 1
  • H. A. Fine
    • 2
  • T. W. Tong
    • 2
  1. 1.Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. Metals and Ceramics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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