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Investigation of the kinetics of gelation for TMS gel containing KDP
Author(s): Krystyna R. Krasinska; Jan Karniewicz
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Paper Abstract

Gel preparation technique is essential for crystallization in gel because the conditions in the crystallization environment depend on the type and properties of gel used for the experiment. Many substances introduced into the gelling mixture can change the time of gelation and the structure of the gel. In this work the time of gelation of tetramethoxysilan (TMS) gel was measured as a function of TMS and potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) concentration in gelling mixture and temperature of gelation. Time of gelation increases with reducing TMS concentration and with augmentation of KDP concentration in gelling mixture. Decrease in temperature slows down the rate of gelling process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2373, Solid State Crystals: Materials Science and Applications, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224939
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Krystyna R. Krasinska, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)
Jan Karniewicz, Technical Univ. of Lodz (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2373:
Solid State Crystals: Materials Science and Applications
Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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