Insulation for a Thermos Through the Use of Recycled Materials and Nanofoam

The goal of this project was to take advantage of the capabilities of nanotechnology by using the room temperature sol-gel process to form a silica nanofoam composite with a common household foam, in an effort to synthesize a cheap, lightweight insulator for use in a thermos. Through testing of hybrid insulators, it was determined that a silica nanofoam and… (More)