Now that you've read so much about
it, I bet you want your own piece of aerogel. Well now's your chance!
The UW Zero-G Aerogel Team sold silica aerogel samples (discs 2.5 cm in diameter
and 1 cm thick) for USD$25 for many years to support our project. The team isn't
selling aerogel samples any more but you can get basically the same thing for
about the same price at BuyAerogel.com.
BuyAerogel.com also sells aerogel granules, blankets, and a number of other
aerogel materials as well. Plus they're easier to get a hold of.
Make Your Own Aerogel
Aerogel.org has a comprehensive guide on how to make aerogels of your very own, including how to build a supercritical dryer! Check out the Make section on Aerogel.org for more information and see how you can get involved in nanotechnology by learning how to make the world's lowest-density solid materials!
Geographic Channel Article
Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory Aerogel Page
Reduced Gravity Program
de los Aerogeles en Español
As part of our outreach efforts, the team presented at several schools in Wisconsin.
In 2004 we presented at:
and hosted an activity day at the University of Wisconsin with the Big Brothers/Big
Sisters Association of Madison, WI.
Nicolet High School, Glendale, WI
Madison Memorial High School, Madison, WI
If you're interested in materials for schools, check out Aerogel.org or feel free to send us an email with questions.
#1 About Aerogel and its Properties (PowerPoint 97)
#2 How to Make an Aerogel (PowerPoint 97)
Geographic TODAY: Zero-G Aerogel
Video from 2001
coming this July network got cancelled, and unfortunately so did the program!)
Feel free to email
us with any questions.
Domande sull'aerogeli? Scrivanoi
una posta elettronica in italiano!
Y para los hispanoparlantes, ¡contestamos
en español también!