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A Cellular Automata Approach for the Modeling of a Polyamide and Carbon Aerogel Structure and Its Properties

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International Science and Education Center for Transfer of Biopharmaceutical Technologies, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow 125047, Russia
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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15771 Athens, Greece
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Received: 24 September 2020 / Revised: 12 October 2020 / Accepted: 13 October 2020 / Published: 18 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modeling and Simulation of Gel-Based Materials)
In this work, a cellular automata (CA) approach was used to generate 3D structures of polyamide and carbon aerogels. Experimental results are used as initial data for materials’ digital representations and to verify the developed CA models. Based on the generated digital structures, a computer study of aerogels’ mechanical properties was conducted. The offered CA models can be applied for the development of new nanoporous materials such as aerogels of different nature and allow for a reduction in the amount of required full-scale experiments, consequently decreasing development time and costs of new material formulations. View Full-Text
Keywords: modeling; aerogels; diffusion-limited cluster aggregation; cellular automata; Young’s modulus; polyamide aerogels; carbon aerogels; pyrolysis modeling; aerogels; diffusion-limited cluster aggregation; cellular automata; Young’s modulus; polyamide aerogels; carbon aerogels; pyrolysis
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Menshutina, N.; Lebedev, I.; Lebedev, E.; Paraskevopoulou, P.; Chriti, D.; Mitrofanov, I. A Cellular Automata Approach for the Modeling of a Polyamide and Carbon Aerogel Structure and Its Properties. Gels 2020, 6, 35. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels6040035

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Menshutina N, Lebedev I, Lebedev E, Paraskevopoulou P, Chriti D, Mitrofanov I. A Cellular Automata Approach for the Modeling of a Polyamide and Carbon Aerogel Structure and Its Properties. Gels. 2020; 6(4):35. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels6040035

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Menshutina, Natalia, Igor Lebedev, Evgeniy Lebedev, Patrina Paraskevopoulou, Despoina Chriti, and Igor Mitrofanov. 2020. "A Cellular Automata Approach for the Modeling of a Polyamide and Carbon Aerogel Structure and Its Properties" Gels 6, no. 4: 35. https://doi.org/10.3390/gels6040035

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