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Sol-Gel Science : The Physics and Chemistry of Sol-Gel Processing - C.Jeffrey Brinker

Sol-Gel Science

The Physics and Chemistry of Sol-Gel Processing

Hardcover Published: 4th June 1990
ISBN: 9780121349707
Number Of Pages: 912

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"Sol-Gel Science" presents the physical and chemical principles of the sol-gel process at a level suitable for graduate students and practitioners in the field. This book defines sol-gel rather broadly as the preparation of ceramic materials by preparation of a sol, gelation of the sol, and removal of the solvent. The sol may be produced from inorganic or organic precursors (e.g., nitrates or alkoxides) and may consist of dense oxide particles of polymeric clusters. Brinker expands the definition of ceramics to include organically modified materials, often called ORMOSILs or CERAMERs. The emphasis of the author' treatment is on the science, rather than the technology, of sol-gel processing. Although a chapter on applications is included, more detailed discussion is available in proceedings of conferences and in the recent collection of articles, "Sol-Gel Technology for thin films, Fibers, Preforms, Electronics, and Specialty Shapes" (Noyes, Park Ridge, N.J., 1988), edited by professor Lisa Klein.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Hydrolysis and Condensation I: Nonsilicates
Hydrolysis and Condensation II: Silicates
Particulate Sols and Gels
Gelation
Aging of Gels
Theory of Deformation and Flow in Gels
Drying
Structural Evolution during Consolidation
Surface Chemistry and Chemical Modification
Sintering
Comparison of Gel-Derived and Conventional Ceramics
Film Formation
Applications
Index
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ISBN: 9780121349707
ISBN-10: 0121349705
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 4th June 1990
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 16.15  x 5.0
Weight (kg): 1.37

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