Probing the Environment of Al Atoms in Noncrystalline Solids: Al2O3[BOND]SiO2 Gels, Soda Glass, and Mullite Precursors


  • We wish to thank the University of Cambridge for support and experimental assistance, Prof. C. A. Fyfe (Ontario) for recording the 27Al-MAS-NMR spectra, Dr. S. R. Elliott for preparing the soda glass, and Dr. W. E. Hull and Dr. D. Müller for their experimental help. We are grateful for the support of the Science and Engineering Research Council and B. P. Co. Ltd. The Sol-gel research of Rustum Roy is supported by NSF Grant No. DMR-8110476.

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