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Synthesis of Hollow Silica Nanospheres by Sacrificial Polystyrene Templates for Thermal Insulation Applications
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Monodisperse polystyrene (PS) spheres with controllable size have been synthesized by a straight forward and simple procedure. The as-synthesized PS spheres have a typical diameter ranging from ~180 nm to ~900 nm, where a ...
Thermal Superinsulation for Building Applications - From Concepts to Experimental Investigations
(Journal article, 2014)
The application of traditional thermal insulation materials requires thicker building envelopes in order to satisfy the requirements of the emerging zero energy and zero emission buildings. This work summarizes the steps ...
Nano Insulation Materials: Synthesis and Life Cycle Assessment
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
The application of manufactured nanomaterials provides not only advantages resulting from their unique properties, but also disadvantages derived from the possible high energy use and CO2 burden related to their manufacture, ...
Insulating and Strength Properties of an Aerogel-Incorporated Mortar Based on UHPC Formulations
(Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
With the increasing attention towards energy-efficient and zero emission buildings, improvement to concrete properties is becoming more and more significant in construction and building sectors. One such area is to enhance ...