Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Aerogels, composite materials, density, gel shrinkage, Pekala, pH, polymerization, porosity, resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogels, Sol-gel process, superinsulating materials, Surface Area, Thermal Conductivity, Transient plane source (TPS), Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: This article investigates how the thermal conductivity of a resorcinol-formaldehyde aerogels varies with increasing resorcinol (R) to water (W) ratios. The thermal conductivity was measured using a transient plane source (TPS) method. As the R:W increases so does the thermal conductivity, this is because there is more conductive solids present to transfer more energy.
Reference: The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 106 (2015) 57-61