Hybrid aerogels made from biopolymers and silica are strong and extremely insulating

Posted On: 10/28/15

"Airy, airier, aerogel: the sponge-like networks that make up these highly porous solids can consist of up to 99.98 % pores. The most common aerogels are based on silica and are most often used as insulation because of their unusually low thermal conductivity..."

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http://phys.org/news/2015-10-hybrid-aerogels-biopolymers-silica-strong.html