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Abstract: Buildings are responsible for a large portion of the world’s energy use, so there is a high global demand for cost-efficient thermal insulating materials. In this paper, the thermal properties of hollow silica nanosphere nano insulation materials (HSNS NIMs) were examined to test their potential as superinsulating materials. A Hotdisk Thermal Constants Analyzer (TPS 2500S) measured the thermal conductivity of the NIMs using the transient plane source (TPS) method. Results showed that the HSNS NIMs had low enough thermal conductivity values to be used as superinsulating building materials.

Reference: Procedia CIRP, 15 (2014) 490-195

DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.06.041