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Hydrogel Based Synthesis of Complex Ceramics

Executive Summary Ceramics are being widely used in a growing number of applications, such as thermoelectric devices, batteries, and nuclear reactors. However, the same desirable properties of ceramics (high melting point, high strength, chemically inert) make it highly difficult to produce ceramics with consistent material properties. Our technology...
Published: 11/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Sakamoto, Ezhiyl Rangasamy, Travis Thompson, Daniel Lynam
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Advanced Materials

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: 9/23/2011   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Sakamoto, Ryan Maloney, Travis Thompson
Keywords(s): Aerogel, Insulation, Sol-gel, Thermal Conductivity Category(s): Chemicals, Materials