Aerogels Handbook (Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies)

Aerogels Handbook (Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies) by Michel Andre Aegerter, Nicholas Leventis and Matthias M. Koebel
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1441974776 | 963 pages | PDF | 25 MB

Aerogels are the lightest solids known. Up to 1000 times lighter than glass and with a density as low as only four times that of air, they show very high thermal, electrical and acoustic insulation values and hold many entries in Guinness World Records. Originally based on silica, R&D efforts have extended this class of materials to non-silicate inorganic oxides, natural and synthetic organic polymers, carbon, metal and ceramic materials, etc.