Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Acetonitrile solvent extraction, Aerogels, density, morphology, pcms, phase change materials, Scanning electron microscope (SEM), Silica, Sol-gel process, Supercritical Drying, Surface Area, Tetramethyl orthosilicate (TMOS), Thermal Conductivity, thermal insulation, thermal transport properties, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: In this study, ultralow density silica aerogels were synthesized and their thermal conductivities were tested to determine how supercritical drying affected the samples. A thermal analyzer measured the thermal conductivity of the silica aerogels using the transient plane source (TPS) method which determined that the thermal conductivity of silica aerogels increased with temperature.
Reference: Key Engineering Materials, 519 (2012) 83-86