The purpose of this study was to improve the wettability of silicon carbide (SiC) nanowires, in order for them to be used as thermoconductive fluids. Multiple experiments were conducted by ...Read More
Transparent, Hydrophobic Composite Aerogels with High Mechanical Strength and Low High-Temperature Thermal Conductivities
A one step polymer-incorporation sol-gel process coupled with a surface modification and ambient pressure drying process was developed to synthesize silica-poly(vinylpyrrolidone) composites aerogels. The properties that were investigated were: ...
Keywords: Ambient Pressure Drying Process, Energy Saving Materials, Hydrophobicity, Mechanical Strength, Mechanical Strength (Young's Modulus), Polymer composites, Polymer-Incorporation Sol-Gel Process, Silica-Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) Composite Aerogels, Thermal Conductivity, TPS Method, Young's ModulusRead More