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Ambiently Dried Aerogel for Thermal Insulation in High-Temperature Applications

Introduction Innovators at Michigan State University (MSU) have developed a novel porous silica-based aerogel material and the process for its fabrication. In contrast to the supercritically dried aerogel, a related material, the MSU approach uses gel and liquid extraction. Evaporation of the precursor solvent is performed at room temperature and...
Published: 8/20/2022   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Sakamoto, Ryan Maloney, Travis Thompson
Keywords(s): Aerogel, Insulation, Sol-gel, Thermal Conductivity Category(s): Chemicals, Materials

Conductive Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)

Executive Summary Sheet Molding Compound (SMC) is used in a myriad of applications including automotive, aerospace, industrial and consumer markets. In some applications the SMC needs to be or be made conductive, but this can require expensive ingredients or process steps. MSU researchers have developed a SMC composite which is conductive and may be...