Mark Zaidi, President, preparing a batch of silica aerogel.
Ambient drying of alcogel intermediates to form an aerogel.
Solid monoliths of silica aerogel are translucent and can be dyed different colors.
A paper towel, treated with an light aerogel coating, rendering it hydrophobic (water repelling). Water beads on top rather than be absorbed by the towel.
Mesoporous silica aerogel, after a completed procedure.
An intermediate to aerogel synthesis, the alcogel.