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Monodisperse Hollow Silica Nanospheres for Nano Insulation Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Life Cycle Assessment

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This article reported on the synthesis, characterization, life cycle assessment (LCA) of nano insulation materials (NIMs) that are made of hollow silica nanospheres (HSNSs). The transient plane source (TPS) technique ...

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Mechanical and thermal performance of concrete and mortar cellular materials containing plastic waste

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The expanding production of polymeric materials is causing plastic waste to become a growing concern. This study aimed to fabricate cement and mortar composites that contained plastic in an attempt ...

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Effects of humidity on thermal performance of aerogel insulation blankets

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Efficient thermal insulation is becoming increasingly important as people spend more time in buildings. Aerogel blankets are highly porous materials made of polymeric fibers coated with aerogel particles that are ...

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Strategy for visualisation of the activity of phase change materials by transient plane source technique

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Phase change materials (PCMs) are materials that store thermal energy and undergo phase transitions when they are heated and cooled, making them effective alternatives to fossil fuels for building insulation. ...

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Flame Retardant, Heat Insulating Cellulose Aerogels from Waste Cotton Fabrics by in Situ Formation of Magnesium Hydroxide Nanoparticles in Cellulose Gel Nanostructures

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Aerogels are promising thermal insulators because of their low thermal conductivity, durability and eco-friendly nature. However, aerogels become a problem because of their highly flammable properties. In this study, flame ...

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Facile preparation of fracture-free pectin/clay aerogel monoliths

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Clay aerogels are typically used for insulation, filtration and absorption, and are typically favored because of their eco-friendly nature, low density and high porosity. Unfortunately, these aerogels are limiting due ...

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Assembly of silica aerogels within silica nanofibers: towards a super-insulating flexible hybrid aerogel membrane

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Silica aerogels (SA) are identified as one of the most advanced thermal insulating materials to date, however, their range of applications is limited due to a high sensitivity to moisture ...

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Using transient plane source sensor for determination of thermal properties of vacuum insulation panels

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Researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology used the transient plane source (TPS) method to propose a technique for testing layered materials of a low conductive core, coated in a ...

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