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Aerogels
Aerogels: 'Solid smoke' may have many uses
Aerogels : 02 April, 2004
It looks like glass and feels like solidified smoke, but the most interesting features of the new silica aerogels made by UC Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are too small to see or feel. Lighter than styrofoam, this strange material is riddled with pores just nanometers in size, leaving it 98 percent empty.
 
 
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