sol-gel process
Process through which a @[email protected] is formed from solution by a progressive change of liquid precursor(s) into a @[email protected], to a @[email protected], and in most cases finally to a dry @[email protected]
An @[email protected], e.g., silica @[email protected], or an organic–inorganic hybrid can be prepared by @[email protected]@[email protected] processing.
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 1825 [Terms] [Paper]