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aerogel

[air-uh-jel] /ˈɛər əˌdʒɛl/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a gel formed by the dispersion of air in a solidified matrix; a solid foam, as Styrofoam.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; aero- + gel
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  • The highly porous nature of an aerogel structure provides a huge amount of surface area per unit weight.
  • Methods of producing aerogel-based composite materials via chemical vapor infiltration methods.
  • However, this doping process can be challenging because of aerogel's complex pore structure.
British Dictionary definitions for aerogel

aerogel

/ˈɛərəˌdʒɛl/
noun
1.
a colloid that has a continuous solid phase containing dispersed gas
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