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Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies

Aerogels Handbook

Editors: Aegerter, Michel, Leventis, Nicholas, Koebel, Matthias M. (Eds.)

  • Written by recognized worldwide leaders in the field
  • Covers inorganic, organic, and composite aerogels
  • Describes military, aerospace, household, environmental, energy, and biomedical applications, among others
  • Benefits a broad audience of materials scientists, chemists, and engineers in academia and industrial R&D
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Aerogels are the lightest solids known. Up to 1000 times lighter than glass and with a density as low as only four times that of air, they show very high thermal, electrical and acoustic insulation values and hold many entries in Guinness World Records. Originally based on silica, R&D efforts have extended this class of materials to non-silicate inorganic oxides, natural and synthetic organic polymers, carbon, metal and ceramic materials, etc. Composite systems involving polymer-crosslinked aerogels and interpenetrating hybrid networks have been developed and exhibit remarkable mechanical strength and flexibility. Even more exotic aerogels based on clays, chalcogenides, phosphides, quantum dots, and biopolymers such as chitosan are opening new applications for the construction, transportation, energy, defense and healthcare industries. Applications in electronics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering, energy production and storage, sensors, medicine, nanotechnology, military and aerospace, oil and gas recovery, thermal insulation and household uses are being developed with an estimated annual market growth rate of around 70% until 2015. The Aerogels Handbook summarizes state-of-the-art developments and processing of inorganic, organic, and composite aerogels, including the most important methods of synthesis, characterization as well as their typical applications and their possible market impact. Readers will find an exhaustive overview of all aerogel materials known today, their fabrication, upscaling aspects, physical and chemical properties, and most recent advances towards applications and commercial products, some of which are commercially available today. Key Features: •Edited and written by recognized worldwide leaders in the field •Appeals to a broad audience of materials scientists, chemists, and engineers in academic research and industrial R&D •Covers inorganic, organic, and composite aerogels •Describes military, aerospace, building industry, household, environmental, energy, and biomedical applications among others

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Michel A. Aegerter graduated as Engineer and Physicist in 1962 at the Swiss Institute of Technology- EPFL, Switzerland and received his Ph.D degree (Dr. ès Sciences) in 1966 at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. After post-doctoral studies at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City,USA, he joined again the University of Neuchâtel as assistant professor and then the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil as a full Professor till 1995 where he initiated research in the sol-gel field in 1984 with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. J. Zarzycki. In 1995 he accepted an invitation to be Director of the Department of Coating Technology at the Leibniz-Institute for New Materials gem. GmbH- INM in Saarbruecken, Germany, a position that he still hold. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Saarland, Saarbruecken (Germany). He is the present Chairman of the Technical Committee TC-16 (Sol-Gel Glasses) of the International Commission on Glass (ICG), member of the American Ceramic Society, Material Research Society, SPIE, of several International Advisory Committees, of the Editorial Board of the International J. of Photochemistry, co-editor for Europe of the J. Sol-Gel Science and Technology, editorial Chairman of the International Conference on Coatings on Glass-ICCG as well as referee for several international scientific journals. His present fields of activity covers the research and industrial development of functional, conducting, photoelectrochemical and electrochromic coatings on glasses and plastics, the development of new sol-gel and nanocomposite coating technology. Prof. Dr. Aegerter is the author and co-author of more than 440 scientific publications, 8 patents and co-editor of 12 books.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • History of Aerogels

    Pierre, Alain C.

    Pages 3-18

  • SiO2 Aerogels

    Pierre, Alain C. (et al.)

    Pages 21-45

  • Hydrophobic Silica Aerogels: Review of Synthesis, Properties and Applications

    Anderson, Ann M. (et al.)

    Pages 47-77

  • Superhydrophobic and Flexible Aerogels

    Rao, A. Venkateswara (et al.)

    Pages 79-101

  • Sodium Silicate Based Aerogels via Ambient Pressure Drying

    Rao, A. Venkateswara (et al.)

    Pages 103-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aerogels Handbook
Editors
  • Michel Aegerter
  • Nicholas Leventis
  • Matthias M. Koebel
Series Title
Advances in Sol-Gel Derived Materials and Technologies
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7589-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7589-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7477-8
Series ISSN
2364-0030
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 932
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