19. September 2018 @ 11:15 - 21. September 2018 @ 15:00Public
The department of Aerogels at the German Aerospace Center is organizing the 5th International Summer School on Aerogels in Cologne, Germany, on September 19-21, 2018.
Aerogels are nano-structured open porous materials synthesized via a sol-gel process. They most often combine such extraordinary properties as high porosity (up to 99.9 %), ultralow density (50-200 kg/m3), high surface area (up to 2000 m2/g). They can be synthesized from inorganic or organic precursors. Students, PhD-Students, Postdocs, experienced scientists from universities, research organization and industry are invited to make a unique experience in the synthesis and characteri-zation of a fascinating nano-structured material. During this workshop participants will be introduced to the fascinating properties of Aerogels and perform many experiments learning how to synthesize and characterize inorganic, organic and bio-polymeric aerogels.
The department of Aerogels at the German Aerospace Center is cooperatively organizing this with the technical University Hamburg-Harburg, the University of Salzburg, Austria and the EMPA in Dübendorf, Switzerland.