Ultralight, Recoverable, and High-Temperature-Resistant SiC Nanowire Aerogel.

  title={Ultralight, Recoverable, and High-Temperature-Resistant SiC Nanowire Aerogel.},
  author={Lei Su and Hongjie Wang and Min Niu and Xingyu Fan and Mingbo Ma and Zhongqi Shi and Sheng-wu Guo},
  journal={ACS nano},
  volume={12 4},
Ultralight ceramic aerogels with the property combination of recoverable compressibility and excellent high-temperature stability are attractive for use in harsh environments. However, conventional ceramic aerogels are usually constructed by oxide ceramic nanoparticles, and their practical applications have always been limited by the brittle nature of ceramics and volume shrinkage at high temperature. Silicon carbide (SiC) nanowire offers the integrated properties of elasticity and flexibility… CONTINUE READING