This cart demonstration introduces the nanomaterial aerogel, a glass nanofoam. Visitors learn how aerogel is made, how well it insulates, and learn about its other unique properties. They see real aerogel and feel how well it insulates.
- Aerogel is a product of nanotechnology.
- Aerogel is a great insulator, used in a few special applications.
- Aerogel was invented in the 1930s, but wasn't used much until new applications were developed.
- Many materials exhibit startling properties at the nanoscale.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
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