A Study on Physical Characteristics of Silica Aerogel/Polymer Composite Materials

실리카 에어로겔/고분자 복합재의 물리적 특성에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2013.07.23
  • Accepted : 2013.08.20
  • Published : 2013.09.01


Thermal insulation material was prepared by cross-linking chemical reaction of silica aerogel and epoxy resin, which has a high porous and vacant properties. The structural, mechanical, and thermal properties were analyzed in order to verify its application for industrial and electrical applications. The thermal conductivities were changed from 115 mW/mK to 75 mW/mK by reducing the contents of nano-porous silica areogel powders. The compressive loading is also decreased by increasing the contents of silica aerogels by 20 wt% in aerogel/epoxy composites. It is concluded that the formulated composite materials can be applied to building materials, electronics parts, and heavy industries.


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