Definition of aerogel in English:
A solid material of extremely low density, produced by removing the liquid component from a conventional gel. Also called frozen smoke.
- An aerogel is a porous network of silica strands with diameters of a few nanometres.
- To be useful, aerogels must remain firm in different environments - a hurdle that most such materials have not cleared.
- A tennis racket-shaped canister packed with a material called aerogel will capture the particles during the flyby.
Definition of aerogel in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan