Chapter 3. Sol-Gel-Derived Thin Films
- John B. Wachtman Jr
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramics Society, Inc.
12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10
How to Cite
Brinker, C. J. (2008) Sol-Gel-Derived Thin Films, in 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310502.ch3
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374818
Online ISBN: 9780470310502
- hydrolysis reactions
The microstructure of sol-gel-derived thin films can be manipulated by control of the precursor structure prior to deposition and the relative rates of condensation and evaporation during deposition. In general, weakly branched precursors deposited under conditions in which the condensation rate is low result in very compact, microporous films. Increased branching of the precursors and/or increased condensation rates result in reduced film densities.