Closed cell foams are widely used as protective garments in extreme environments. This article studied the use of neoprene-based materials in wetsuits by developing a strategy for reducing the thermal ...Read More
Hybridizing graphene aerogel into three-dimensional graphene foam for high-performance composite phase change materials
The present study aims at encapsulating hybrid graphene aerogel (HGA) into 3D graphene foam (GF) to fabricate high-performance composite phase change materials (PCM). Using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique, ...Read More
Research found tannins have been successful as monomers to produce organic foams with superior properties for thermal insulation. Norway spruce (Picea abies) tannins were extracted and used to prepare tannin/...Read More
Effect of vinyl-modified silica and raw silica particles on the properties of as-prepared polymer-silica nanocomposite foams
This research studied the effect of the addition of vinyl-modified silica and raw silica additions to polymer-silica nanocomposite foams. Extensive physical property characterization was undertaken after their addition to quantify ...
Keywords: Foams, Gel Permeation Chromatography, Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), GPC, nanocomposites, physical property characterization, Polymer composites, raw silica, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Silica, TEM, Thermal Conductivity, Transmission electron microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)Read More
The purpose of this study was to produce an environmentally friendly foam using tannins, that did not contain any formaldehyde or blowing agents. Two experimental tannin foams were compared to ...Read More
Thermal conductivity improvement of composite carbon foams based on tannin-based disordered carbon matrix and graphite fillers
Composite carbon foams were prepared by mixing tannin-based resin with various graphite powders in an effort to improve the thermal conductivity relative to pristine carbon foams in order to use ...
Keywords: carbon, Cell Size, Compressive Strength, density, Fillers, Foams, graphite, pcms, phase change materials, porosity, Quasi-Static Compression, resin, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), SEM, Thermal Conductivity, transient plane source method, Window Size, Young's ModulusRead More
This study analyses a mullite ceramic formed through foaming and starch consolidation of mullite powder, and how its thermal conductivity changes with porosity of the ceramic. The thermal conductivity was ...
Keywords: ceramics, Foams, Microstructure, mullite, porosity, Powders, sintered mullite ceramic, spherical pores, starch consolidation method, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More
The purpose of this study was to fabricate and analyze the physical properties of polyacrylate–gold nanocomposites (PGNs) with gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as their nucleation agents. The transient plane source (...
Keywords: 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA), Cell structure, density, Foams, Gold, matrix, Mechanical Strength, Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Monomers, nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nitrogen, Photopolymerization, Polyacrylate-gold nanocomposites (PGNs), Polymer composites, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, thermal stability, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), UVRead More
In this paper, cost efficient RVC foams were fabricated from household cleaning pad waste (CPW) and sucrose. A Hot Disk TPS 2500 measured the thermal conductivity of the RVC foams using ...
Keywords: carbon, Carbon Foams, density, Foams, Impregnation, Inert atmosphere, porosity, Porous, Pyrolysis, Reticulated vitreous carbon (RVC), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), strength, Sucrose, Thermal Conductivity, thermal insulation, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method, Ultra-lightweightRead More
This paper examined the synthesis of hyperbranched polymers (HBPs) and how their hydroxyl end groups help form networks in tannin-based foams. A Hot disk TPS 2500 measured the thermal conductivity of ...
Keywords: Commercial, Compressive Strength, cross linking, Fire Resistance, Foams, mechanical properties, Oligomeric precursors, Poly(amine-ester), Rigid foams, Tannin, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal properties testing, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) methodRead More