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X-ray Diffraction Looks Inside Aerogels in 3-D

July 28, 2008

aerogel The first high-resolution x-ray diffraction imaging of an aerogel, performed at beamline 9.0.1 of the Department of Energy's Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, has revealed the aerogel's nanoscale 3D bulk lattice structure down to features measured in nanometers, suggesting that changes in methods of preparing aerogels might improve their strength. Full Story

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