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World Record Material

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Aerogel is one of the most impressive materials humans have created. It holds the world record for the lightest solid material known to exist, consisting of up to 99.8% air. Commonly called "frozen smoke", it is safe to touch, hydrophobic (repels water), and an outstanding insulator. This is one of our most popular items and essential for any science enthusiast's collection. Great for gifting, collecting, or educational demonstration.

What is it: Aerogels are a group of materials in which the liquid part of a gel has been replaced by a gas. This results in it having many fascinating properties, such the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid, which means it makes a great insulator for Mars rovers and spacesuits. It also has extremely high porosity, which is why NASA has used aerogels to collect interstellar dust particles in outer space.
About this sample: Available in 1 oz or 1 gallon of high quality silica aerogel particles. The 1 oz sample is about 1 heaping handful in a sealed glass jar. The 1 gallon size comes in a plastic pail.

Silica-based aerogels are not known to be carcinogenic or toxic. However, they can induce dryness of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. It is recommended that protective gear including respiratory protection, gloves and eye goggles be worn whenever handling or processing bare aerogels.

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Based on 30 reviews
j.s. (California, United States)
This is in fact Aerogel

it feels really weird but in a good way. I recommend it if you want to know what Aerogel.

R.K. (Virginia, United States)

Super fast shipping, really neat product

H.H. (Virginia, United States)

Perfect! It was just as pictured and so so cool to play with and have in the collection!

D.F. (Virginia, United States)

Amazing! Best shop for interesting and unusual items! ✨✨

M.M. (Virginia, United States)

The product comes exactly as shown on the shop website. I have made a few purchases from this shop for my husband, and he has loved all the gifts. Truly appreciate the customer service I received when one of my orders was lost in the mail--fantastic customer experience! Additionally, these gifts are great for engineers or science lovers, so I highly recommend!

R.K. (Virginia, United States)

Everything was perfect and arrived quickly.


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