Nanogel aerogel

28 03 2008


I know the photo above looks like the raw material for breast implants but that’s not what we’re talking about.

The first time I saw this gel about 4 years ago, it was used as part of the insulation panels of a solar house at the solar decathlon in Washington, D.C.  The gel, stuffed into the grooves of the polygal panels provided insulation with a high R-value for the walls of the house while still allowing light transmission.

This lightweight porous material has been used in a variety of projects to reduce energy, as part of the daylighting, wall and roof designs.

Check out the technology of nanogel at this link.




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