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Carbon ablators with porosity designed for enhanced aerospace thermal protection

  title={Carbon ablators with porosity designed for enhanced aerospace thermal protection},
  author={Erik Poloni and Florian Bouville and Alexander Schmid and Pedro I.B.G.B. Pelissari and V. C. Pandolfelli and Marcelo L. C. Sousa and Elena Tervoort and George E Christidis and Valery Shklover and Juerg Leuthold and Andr{\'e} R. Studart},
Porous carbon ablators offer cost-effective thermal protection for aerospace vehicles during re-entry into planetary atmospheres. However, the exploration of more distant planets requires the development of ablators that are able to withstand stronger thermal radiation conditions. Here, we report the development of bio-inspired porous carbon insulators with pore sizes that are deliberately tuned to enhance heat-shielding performance by increasing scattering of high-temperature thermal radiation… 

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