sol-gel process
Process through which a network is formed from solution by a progressive change of liquid precursor(s) into a sol, to a gel, and in most cases finally to a dry network.
An @IT07515@, e.g., silica @G02600@, or an organic–inorganic hybrid can be prepared by @S05727@-@G02600@ 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 (