Clay Aerogel Composite Materials

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A simple, inexpensive, and environmentally-friendly process for converting mixtures of clays and polymers has been developed. Polymer and clay are combined in water, and the mixtures are freeze dried to produce materials which have bulk densities typically in the range of 0.03 – 0.15 g/cm3. These low density polymer/clay aerogel materials possess good mechanical properties similar to those of traditional polymer foams, can be reinforced with fibers, modified with nanoparticles, biomineralized, or converted into porous ceramics.

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Pietro VINCENZINI, Ralf RIEDEL, Alexander G. MERZHANOV and Chang-Chun GE

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147-151

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.63.147

Citation:

D. A. Schiraldi et al., "Clay Aerogel Composite Materials", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 63, pp. 147-151, 2010

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October 2010

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