Studies on Thermal Property of Silica Aerogel/Epoxy Composite


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Silica aerogel/epoxy composite, a kind of efficient thermal insulation material, was prepared by doping silica aerogel of different sizes into epoxy resin through thermocuring process. The results of thermal experiments showed that silica aerogel/epoxy composite had a lower thermal conductivity (0.105W/(m·k) at 60 wt% silica aerogel) and higher serviceability temperature (Martens heat distortion temperature: 160°C at 20 wt% silica aerogel). In addition, the composite doping larger size (0.2-2mm) of silica aerogel particle had lower thermal conductivity and higher Martens heat distortion temperature. Based on the results of SEM and FT-IR, the thermal transfer model was established. Thermal transfer mechanism and the reasons of higher Martens heat distortion temperature have been discussed respectively.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 546-549)

Edited by:

Yafang Han et al.




J. P. Zhao et al., "Studies on Thermal Property of Silica Aerogel/Epoxy Composite", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 1581-1584, 2007

Online since:

May 2007




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