Table of contents

  1. Anna Lukowiak, Alessandro Chiasera, Andrea Chiappini, Giancarlo C. Righini, Maurizio Ferrari
  2. Thierry Woignier, Jean Phalippou, Florence Despetis, Sylvie Calas-Etienne
  3. J. Phalippou, P. Dieudonné, A. Faivre, Thierry Woignier
  4. Gian Domenico Sorarù, Emanuele Zera, Renzo Campostrini
  5. Marianne Nofz
  6. Boris Mahltig, Thomas Grethe, Hajo Haase
  7. Yutaka Ohya
  8. Sandra Dirè, Evgeny Borovin, François Ribot
  9. Thomas S. Asche, Mirja Duderstaedt, Peter Behrens, Andreas M. Schneider
  10. E. Kontonasaki, X. Chatzistavrou, K. M. Paraskevopoulos, P. Koidis
  11. Weidong Xiang, Jiasong Zhong
  12. Marcus A. Worsley, Theodore F. Baumann
  13. Jörg Pütz, Sabine Heusing, Michel A. Aegerter

About this book


This completely updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology stands as a comprehensive knowledgebase on both the fundamentals and applications of this important materials processing method. The diverse, international team of contributing authors of this reference clarify in extensive detail properties and applications of sol-gel science and technology as it pertains to the production of substances, active and non-active, including optical, electronic, chemical, sensor, bio- and structural materials. Essential to a wide range of manufacturing industries, the compilation divides into the three complementary sections: Sol-Gel Processing, devoted to general aspects of processing and recently developed materials such as organic-inorganic hybrids, photonic crystals, ferroelectric coatings, and photocatalysts; Characterization of Sol-Gel Materials and Products, presenting contributions that highlight the notion that useful materials are only produced when characterization is tied to processing, such as determination of structure by NMR, in-situ characterization of the sol-gel reaction process, determination of microstructure of oxide gels, characterization of porous structure of gels by the surface measurements, and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid; and Applications of Sol-Gel Technology, covering applications such as the sol-gel method used in processing of bulk silica glasses, bulk porous gels prepared by sol-gel method, application of sol-gel method to fabrication of glass and ceramic fibers, reflective and antireflective coating films, application of sol-gel method to formation of photocatalytic coating films, and application of sol-gel method to bioactive coating films. The comprehensive scope and integrated treatment of topics make this reference volume ideal for R&D scientists and engineers across a wide range of disciplines and professional interests.


Carbon Capture and Storage in Aerogels Controlled Drug Release Applications of Sol-Gels Gels Chelating Processes and Pechini Processes Hybrid Aerogels Multiscale Modelling of Gel Structure Sol-Gel Applications Sol-Gel Biosensors Sol-Gel Characterization

Editors and affiliations

  • Lisa Klein
    • 1
  • Mario Aparicio
    • 2
  • Andrei Jitianu
    • 3
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.MadridSpain
  3. 3.City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19454-7
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