Sol–gel processes

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  • Part I. Part II will deal with trends in the investigation and application of sol–gel processes.

Abstract

Research News: Ceramic materials for applications in electronics, solar-energy conversion, optics, etc. can be synthesized using the sol–gel process. In the first part of a two-part article the basic concepts of the process, its requirements, and potential, including ceramic precursors, reaction mechanisms and the historical development are described.

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