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Hybrid Multifoil Aerogel Thermal InsulationThis innovation blends the merits of multifoil insulation (MFI) with aerogel-based insulation to develop a highly versatile, ultra-low thermally conductive material called hybrid multifoil aerogel thermal insulation (HyMATI). The density of the opacified aerogel is 240 mg/cm3 and has thermal conductivity in the 20 mW/mK range in high vacuum and 25 mW/mK in 1 atmosphere of gas (such as argon) up to 800 C. It is stable up to 1,000 C. This is equal to commercially available high-temperature thermal insulation. The thermal conductivity of the aerogel is 36 percent lower compared to several commercially available insulations when tested in 1 atmosphere of argon gas up to 800 C.
Document ID
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Sakamoto, Jeffrey (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Paik, Jong-Ah (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jones, Steven (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Nesmith, Bill (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2008
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs, October 2008
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Report/Patent Number
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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