New flexible, stronger aerogel expected to open new applications for super-insulator

October 2012
American Ceramic Society Bulletin;Oct/Nov2012, Vol. 91 Issue 8, p22
The article focuses on the work of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on aerogels, which is a development that could increase its use in superinsulated clothing and shoes among others. Mary Ann B. Meador of the NASA Glenn Research Center revealed that the new aerogels are 500 times stronger compared to their silica counterparts. She added that the new aerogel could also be used in a new generation of insulated tents and sleeping bags.


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