A new, bio-based monomer is now available and could be used to prepare water-swellable networks (hydrogels) following different synthetic routes. Starting from those, novel aerogels could be designed and prepared. Specific objectives could include :

– A thorough analysis of the relevant scientific literature
– Defining a strategy for the preparation of these novel materials and inventory of the possible approaches
– Trial runs following the defined strategy
– Characterization and optimization of the prepared materials (morphology, mechanical properties, thermal conductivity, etc.)

Publié le 15/04/2018