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Aerogel

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Aerogel, also known as "Frozen Smoke", is a truly space-age material.

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Nanotechnology is changing the world. Aerogel, also known as "Frozen Smoke", is a truly space-age material. Silica aerogel contains particles of 2-5 nm in diameter. It is 99% air, but exhibits extraordinary insulation and structural properties, and therefore holds 15 entries in the Guinness Book of Records. You can light a gas torch on one side and it won't get hot enough to light a match sitting on the other side! Some chipping around edges is normal. Classic Silica™ aerogel disc, 27 mm diameter x 7 mm height.

Note: While this material is amazing, the properties that make it amazing also make it inherently fragile. It is intended for adult handling. Handling instructions included.
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Cool!!
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I purchased this aerogel for my son. He was thrilled when he received it. It was smaller than I had hoped it would be for the price but still cool to hold.
Diane

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interesting
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interesting
Stephanie

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Totally Awesome
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Frozen smoke!!! Of course it's fragile! This is the coolest thing since sliced bread! I teach middle school and have had this product in my classroom for the entire school year. I allow my students to "hold" this, but I am adamant that they only hold it in the palm of their hand and pass it from their palm to their classmate's palm. I am delighted to have given them this experience! Do not hold it between your fingers and you should be fine. Too cool for words!
Cindy

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Aerogel too fragile to be useful
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The disclaimer for Aerogel says that chipping around the edges is normal, and that it can't be returned once opened, but even with careful handling, the aerogel I ordered fell apart in a week. I'll keep the broken one I have, but I won't order a new one. $40 is too much to pay for something that fragile.
Angela Miller

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