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Solera Plus Nanogel Aerogel resists the transfer of heat, making it a great insulator. Studies show that comfort, productivity, learning, healing and customer consumption/retention are dramatically improved by the tactical use of natural light as the primary source of illumination in workplaces, schools, hospitals, homes, and retail environments. Traditionally, this had resulted in a compromise, as the conventional materials used to transmit natural light have demonstrated an inability to insulate, while highly insulative materials have been unable to transmit meaningful quantities of daylight. Current transparent daylight systems, while allowing maximum daylight systems, while allowing maximum daylight, also bring problems such as glare, solar overheating, drafts, hot spots, and high contrast zones. Aerogel is among the lightest and most effective insulating materials in the world.

Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences Home | Literary Movements | Timeline | American Authors | American Literature Sites | Bibliographies | Site Updates Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences Thesis Statements A thesis statement defines the scope and purpose of the paper. It needs to meet three criteria: 1. Bad thesis: Lily Bart experiences the constraints of many social conventions in The House of Mirth. Better thesis: Lily Bart seeks to escape from the social conventions of her class in The House of Mirth, but her competing desires for a place in Selden's "republic of the spirit" and in the social world of New York cause her to gamble away her chances for a place in either world. 2. Bad thesis: Lily Bart and Clare Kendry are alike in some ways, but different in many others. Better thesis: Lily Bart and Clare Kendry share a desire to "pass" in their respective social worlds, but their need to take risks and to reject those worlds leads to their destruction. 3. 4. Topic Sentences 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3.

Berkeley Lab News Center Feature Story: X-Ray Diffraction Looks Inside Aerogels in 3-D July 28, 2008 Contact: Paul Preuss (510) 486-6249 A multi-institutional team of scientists has used beamline 9.0.1 at the Advanced Light Source to perform high-resolution x‑ray diffraction imaging of an aerogel for the first time, revealing its nanoscale three-dimensional bulk lattice structure down to features measured in nanometers, billionths of a meter. Aerogels, sometimes called "frozen smoke," can be made from different materials. This silicon aerogel is an efficient insulator. Aerogels, sometimes called "frozen smoke" or "San Francisco fog," are nanoscale foams: solid materials whose sponge-like structure is riddled by pores as small as nanometers across and whose strength is surprising, given their low density. "The smallest pore size is the key to the strength of porous materials and what they can do," says Stefano Marchesini, an ALS scientist at Berkeley Lab, who led the research. Seeing inside foam X-ray diffraction approaches the problem differently. Into the future