A Simple, Fast and Economical Burn-drying Method for Making Aerogels

PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES

•       Thermally insulating materials

•       Micro supercapacitors

PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES

ADVANTAGES

•       A simple, fast, and energy-efficient process

•       Highly scalable and economically viable

•       Can prevent molecular rearrangement in the aerogel fabrication process

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

This invention provides a simple, fast, economical and scalable method for making porous, light-weight hard materials, such as aerogels. The method involves the use of polymer-assisted rapid thermal annealing, eliminating uneconomical steps used in conventional methods such as long thermal treatments, etching, and freeze-drying.

ABOUT THE LEAD INVENTOR

Dr. Reika Katsumata is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on translational biomaterials, bone marrow tissue engineering, microenvironment aging and cancer, and biomedical imaging.

AVAILABILITY:

Available for Licensing and/or Sponsored Research

DOCKET:

UMA 22-001

PATENT STATUS:

Patent Pending

NON-CONFIDENTIAL INVENTION DISCLOSURE

LEAD INVENTOR:

Reika Katsumata, Ph.D.

CONTACT:

This invention provides a simple, fast, economical and scalable method for making porous, light-weight hard materials, such as aerogels. The method involves the use of polymer-assisted rapid thermal annealing, eliminating uneconomical steps used in conventional methods such as long thermal treatments, etching, and freeze-drying.

Website

http://tto-umass-amherst.technologypublisher.com/tech?title=A_Simple%2c_Fast_and_Economical_Burn-drying_Method_for_Making_Aerogels

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