Nanomaterials in Aerogel Composites
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 4610
Interests: aerogel-related nanoporous materials; interaction between aerogels and other matter; superblack materials; bio-inspired materials; sonic materials with ultralow sound speed
Interests: preparation, microfabrication, and engineering application of aerogels
Interests: preparation of aerogels and the application of superblack materials
Interests: nanoscale science and nanotechnology; CO2 capture and storage; aerogel materials; thermoelectrics; supercapacitors; nanotoxicology physics and chemistry at solid surfaces; optical, electronic and structural properties of nanoscale materials; electron and photon stimulated desorption in ices
As a functional highly porous nanomaterial, aerogels exhibit a suitable appearance, delicate hierarchical structure, and unique properties. It is amazing that these marvelous materials possess ultralow thermal conductivity, ultralow dielectric constant (or even negative permittivity and permeability), ultralow refractive index (or ultralow reflectance), ultralow sound speed, low diffusion coefficient, and many other characteristics, only derived from a slender and fragile microstructure with ultralow solid proportion.
In this Special Issue, we plan to focus on the topic of nanoporous aerogel composites, which combine the properties of different components to address the shortcomings of aerogels (such as brittleness) and develop applications in special fields. In addition, it is worth noting that some fundamental issues have not been well resolved so far, including the interactions between aerogels and other matter, synergistic effect among different components, long-term evaluation, and so on. Thus, we warmly welcome contributions relevant to the fundamental mechanism, unique preparation method, efficient posttreatment method, significant property, advanced functional application, and long-term estimation of aerogel-related composites. We hope this issue will provide an open and interdisciplinary platform for researchers from aerogel science and engineering.
Dr. Ai Du
Prof. Dr. Bin Zhou
Dr. Jialu Lu
Dr. Lidija Şiller
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- hierarchical structure
- subwavelength structure
- advanced application