Monday, August 20, 2007

New Material: Aerogel (Frozen Smoke)

When new materials appear, finding appropriate applications for their use can lead to new design solutions.

The propeities of Aerogel, this weight light solid also known as "frozen smoke" has the lowest density of any material.

"It is expected to rank alongside wonder products from previous generations such as Bakelite in the 1930s, carbon fibre in the 1980s and silicone in the 1990s."

London Times Article

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