supercritical drying of a gel

Drying of a gel using a supercritical fluid.
Since liquid and vapour are indistinguishable in a supercritical fluid, there is no capillary pressure to cause shrinkage and cracking of the pores formed in the gel.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801 (Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)) on page 1826