Aerogels Envisioning Future Applications


Aerogels Envisioning Future Applications

Rafael Henrique Holanda Pinto, Jhonatas Rodrigues Barbosa, Lucas Cantão Freitas, Ivonete Quaresma da Silva de Aguiar, Flávia Cristina Seabra Pires, Ana Paula de Souza e Silva and Raul Nunes de Carvalho Junior

Aerogels are nanoporous structures with low thermal conductivity, specific mass and refractive index. These materials can be divided into organic, inorganic and hybrid groups. The advantages of aerogels include their synthesis with raw materials from different natures, such as macronutrients, metal oxides, polymers, carbon allotropes and transition metals. Prospects for the future applications of aerogels focus on the synthesis of functional foods, medicines, impact absorbing materials, catalytic supports, and aerospace components.

Aerogels, Nanoporous, Structures, Perspectives, Applications

Published online 9/20/2020, 16 pages

Citation: Rafael Henrique Holanda Pinto, Jhonatas Rodrigues Barbosa, Lucas Cantão Freitas, Ivonete Quaresma da Silva de Aguiar, Flávia Cristina Seabra Pires, Ana Paula de Souza e Silva and Raul Nunes de Carvalho Junior, Aerogels Envisioning Future Applications, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 84, pp 214-229, 2020


Part of the book on Aerogels I

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