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Sol-gel overview: transparent, microporous silica, its synthesis and characterization
Author(s): Lisa C. Klein
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Paper Abstract

Transparent silica gels have been fabricated for some time now with bulk densities ranging from less than 10% to near 100%. What is remarkable is that these materials in bulk form have high visible light transmission over this wide range of consolidation. The conditions under which the sol-gel process are carried out, the rates of chemical reactions, drying procedures and heat treatments all influence the glass structure at the submolecular level and all play a role in determining whether or not the gel is transparent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1590, Submolecular Glass Chemistry and Physics, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50195
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Lisa C. Klein, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1590:
Submolecular Glass Chemistry and Physics
Phillip Bray; Norbert J. Kreidl, Editor(s)

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