• Avner Friedman
  • David S. Ross
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 3)


As we described earlier, photographic film is made up of a polymeric base onto which emulsion and gelatin layers are coated; the emulsions contain silver halide grains, oil droplets (containing coupler) and other chemicals. In this chapter we consider the process of making the solid gelatin from solution of aqueous gelatin; this process is called gelation. It proceeds by molecular cross-linking in the initial gelatin solution.


Global Solution Gelation Time Gelatin Solution Binding Rate Silver Halide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avner Friedman
    • 1
  • David S. Ross
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsRochester Institute of TechnologyRochesterUSA

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