Aerogels could improve some of our favorite machines, such as cars
One day, Union Collegeâs Aerogel Teamâs novel way of making âfrozen smokeâ could improve some of our favorite machines, including cars.
âWhen you hold aerogel it feels like nothing â like frozen smoke. Itâs about 95 to 97 percent air,â said Ann Anderson, professor of mechanical engineering. âNano-porous, solid and very low density, aerogel is made by removing solvents from a wet-gel. Itâs used for many