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Toughened, flexible silica aerogel? Joint Japanese–Chinese group shows how to do it

By / January 31, 2012

Demonstration of the flexibility of cellulose–silica composite aerogel. Credit: J. Cai et al.; Angewandte Chemie. This sounds like the type of breakthrough aerogel fans have yearning for. A newly published paper in Angewandte Chemie reports on an Asian group’s success at using cellulose fibers as a scaffold/template for a resultant silica aerogel that delivers a product…

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