gel aging
Time-dependent changes in the chemical or the physical structure and the properties of a @[email protected]
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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 1823 [Terms] [Paper]