Bioinspired Synthesis of Monolithic and Layered Aerogels.

Abstract

Aerogels are the least dense and most porous materials known to man, with potential applications from lightweight superinsulators to smart energy materials. To date their use has been seriously hampered by their synthesis methods, which are laborious and expensive. Taking inspiration from the life cycle of the damselfly, a novel ambient pressure-drying… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/adma.201706294

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