Proceedings of the First International Symposium, Würzburg, Fed. Rep. of Germany September 23–25, 1985

  • Jochen Fricke
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Production and General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. S. J. Teichner
      Pages 22-30
    3. P. H. Tewari, A. J. Hunt, K. D. Lofftus
      Pages 31-37
    4. S. Henning
      Pages 38-41
    5. J. Zarzycki, T. Woignier
      Pages 42-48
    6. C. J. Brinker, K. J. Ward, K. D. Keefer, E. Holupka, P. J. Bray, R. K. Pearson
      Pages 57-67
    7. H.-D. Achtsnit
      Pages 76-81
  4. Energy Conservation and Thermal Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. D. Büttner, R. Caps, U. Heinemann, E. Hümmer, A. Kadur, P. Scheuerpflug et al.
      Pages 104-109
    3. R. Caps, J. Fricke
      Pages 110-115
    4. D. Büttner, E. Hümmer, J. Fricke
      Pages 116-120
    5. O. Nilsson, Å. Fransson, O. Sandberg
      Pages 121-126
    6. W. Platzer, V. Wittwer, M. Mielke
      Pages 127-132
    7. E. Schreiber, E. Boy, K. Bertsch
      Pages 133-139
  5. Structural Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. P. H. Tewari, A. J. Hunt, J. G. Lieber, K. Lofftus
      Pages 142-147
    3. G. Schuck, W. Dietrich, J. Fricke
      Pages 148-153
    4. F. J. Broecker, W. Heckmann, F. Fischer, M. Mielke, J. Schroeder, A. Stange
      Pages 160-166
    5. M. Gronauer, A. Kadur, J. Fricke
      Pages 167-173
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. G. Poelz
      Pages 176-187
    3. L. Koch-Miramond
      Pages 188-192
    4. G. M. Pajonk, S. J. Teichner
      Pages 193-199
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-208

About these proceedings


This book contains the papers presented at the "First International Sympo­ st sium on Aerogels (1 ISA)", held in September 1985 at. the University of Wiirzburg, Fed. Rep. of Germany. It was the first of this kind, wit.h participants from several European count.ries, the United States of America, Canada, South America, and Africa. The meeting was interdisciplinary, with most of the participants being physicists, chemists or material scientists ei­ ther from universities or from industrial research institutes. Let me try to shed some light upon the class of substances the symposium was about: Aerogels are extremely porous high-tech materials, consisting ei­ ther of silica, alumina, zirconia, stannic or tungsten oxide or mixtures of these oxides. Due to their high porosity (up t.o 99%!) and t.heir large inner surface, aerogels serve as especially active catalysts or as catalytic subst.rates, as adsorbents, fillers, reinforcement agents, pigments and gellifying agents. Silica aerogels as translucent or transparent superinsulating fillers in window systems could help to considerably reduce thermal losses in windows and to improve the energy balance in passive solar systems. Aerogels also have fas­ cinating acoustic properties - the sound velocity can be as low as 100 m/s! The production of aerogels starts with the controlled conversion of a sol into a gel: The growth of clusters or polymer chains from a chemical solution, the cross-linking of these primary entities and the formation of a coherent network - still embedded in a liquid.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jochen Fricke
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches Institut, UniversitätWürzburgFed. Rep. of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16256-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-93313-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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