Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Carbon Aerogels, Carbon Fiber, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites, PAN/RFs, Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Reinforced Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Aerogel Composites, Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Reinforced Resorcinol-Formaldehyde Aerogel Composites (PAN/RFs), Supercritical Drying, Thermal Conductivity, thermal insulation
Abstract: In order to improve the brittleness and shrinkage experienced by carbon aerogels during the drying process, carbon fibers were added to the aerogel. Supercritical drying was used in order to generate the aerogels, and a Hot Disk machine was used to measure the thermal conductivity of the synthesized aerogels. This new method resulted in crack-free carbon fiber reinforced aerogel composites and may lead to more applications for carbon aerogels.
Reference: Materials Letter, 67, 1 (2012) 266-268