Properties of Aerogels

Below is an interactive properties table. Select one or more materials from the list and click “Display Properties” to see information about properties of the different types of aerogels side-by-side. If you choose more than three types of aerogel, click in the table and push the left and right keys to scroll, otherwise there should be a scroll bar all the way at the bottom to help you scroll across the table.



Values

Units

Class

Composition

Density Range

g cm-3
Surface Area

Pore Volume

cm g-1
Primary Particle Size

nm
Average Pore Size

nm
Transparency

Appearance

Monolithicity

Flexibility

Gel Synthesis

Drying Method

Thermal Conductivity at Room Temperature

W m-1 K-1
Electrical Conductivity

S cm-1
Index of Refraction

Dimensionless
Dielectric Constant (DC)

Dimensionless
Young’s Modulus

MPa
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

microstrain °C-1
Compressive Strength

MPa
Speed of Sound

m s-1
Invented By

Major Players

Special Properties

Note 1

Note 2

Reference 1

Reference 2

Reference 3

Reference 4

Reference 5

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