General Introduction

  • Alain C. Pierre


This chapter presents a very short history of sol-gel processing. Gels, sols, and gelation are defined. An outline and a general scheme of sol-gel processing are presented. A few words are given regarding the applications of this class of materials, as well as its advantages and limitations. Finally the general organization of this book is summarized.


History Sol-gel scheme Applications Advantages and limitations Book organization 


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  • Alain C. Pierre
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  1. 1.allée des écureuilsUniversité Claude Bernard-Lyon 1ROCHETAILLEE SUR SAONEFrance

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