About aerogels based on carbon nanomaterials

  • Fail Sultanov al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • Zulkhair Mansurov al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Keywords: aerogel, graphene, carbonotubes, superhydrophobic, SEM, specific surface, sponges, polydimethylsiloxane nan


In this review a current trends in development and application of carbon nanomaterials and derivatives based on them are presented. Aerogels based on graphene and other carbon nanomaterials present a class of novel ultralight materials in which a liquid phase is completely substituted by gaseous. In its turn graphene based aerogel was named as the lightest material, thus the record of aerographite, which has retained for a long time was beaten. Aerogels are characterized by low density, high surface area and high index of hydrophobicity. In addition, depending on its application, aerogels based on carbon nanomaterials can be electrically conductive and magnetic, while retaining the flexibility of its 3D structure. Impressive properties of novel material – aerogels causes a huge interest of scientists in order to find their application in various fields, ranging from environment problems to medicine and electronics.

Author Biographies

Fail Sultanov, al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Institute of Combustion Problems, Almaty
Zulkhair Mansurov, al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Institute of Combustion Problems, Almaty


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How to Cite
Sultanov, F., & Mansurov, Z. (2015). About aerogels based on carbon nanomaterials. Chemical Bulletin of Kazakh National University, 76(4), 67-82. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15328/chemb_2014_467-82