Category: Transient Plane Source
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 Modulus
Abstract: 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: hydrophobicity, mechanical strength and thermal conductivity at high temperatures. The authors envisioned the use of these polymer composites in energy saving areas with large scale production.
Reference: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112 (38), pp 11881-11886