Properties of Aerogels


Properties of Aerogels

M.A. Velazco-Medel, L.A. Camacho-Cruz, L. Duarte-Peña, and E. Bucio

Since the development of aerogels in 1934 by Kistler, these substrates have been the focus of a lot of research due to their interesting properties. The peculiar nature of their structure has allowed for the discovery of many useful properties in many fields. Due to these properties, such materials may be used for thermal and acoustic insulation, microelectronics, optical arrangements, and even for developing medical devices. In the interest of describing these materials, this chapter outlines the most relevant properties of different aerogels (silica, clay, polymeric, carbonaceous, etc.) focusing on the description of their properties and their uses.

Aerogels, Thermal Conductivity, Acoustic Insulation, Biocompatibility, Electrical Conductivity, Mechanical Properties, Optical Properties, Structure and Morphology

Published online 9/20/2020, 29 pages

Citation: M.A. Velazco-Medel, L.A. Camacho-Cruz, L. Duarte-Peña, and E. Bucio, Properties of Aerogels, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 84, pp 172-200, 2020


Part of the book on Aerogels I

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