Carbon Aerogels


Carbon Aerogels

Subhajit Kundu, Debarati Mitra, Mahuya Das

Aerogel is a porous solid material derived from gel in which the liquid is replaced by gas. The wide application of aerogel in the field of adsorbent is due to its macro dimension. It can be removed very easily from an aqueous reaction medium in comparison to the nanostructured powdered materials. Currently, carbon-based aerogel, having a 3D micro and mesoporous network structure interconnected by nanosized primary particles, are getting much attention as adsorbents for their large surface area and higher adsorption capacity. Actually, carbon aerogels have some unique backbone density and connectivity properties along with very small pore size, high porosity and high surface area which facilitates its wide range of applications including electrical fields, hydrogen storage and adsorption, catalyst support, thermal insulation, optical fields, sensor, broadband non-reflective materials etc.

Aerogel, Classification, Porous, Carbon Aerogel, Adsorption

Published online 9/20/2020, 22 pages

Citation: Subhajit Kundu, Debarati Mitra, Mahuya Das, Carbon Aerogels, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 84, pp 133-154, 2020


Part of the book on Aerogels I

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