Transparent Silica Aerogels for Window Insulation

Publication Type

Journal Article

LBNL Report Number

LBL-14462

Abstract

Supercritically drying a colloidal gel of silica produces a porous material called an aerogel. These aerogels not only are excellent thermal insulators, but also can be highly transparent. We investigate the microstructure and optical properties of transparent silica aerogels and calculate the energy transfer through hypothetical aerogel windows.

Journal

Solar Energy Materials

Volume

7

Year of Publication

1983

Pagination

393-400

Call Number

LBL-14462