Characterization of Gels and Networks Using New Calorimetric Techniques

  • Jean-Marie Nedelec
  • Mohamed Baba
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Recent developments of calorimetric techniques for the characterization of porous materials and gels are presented. In particular thermoporosimetry is introduced along with recent applications to soft materials like gels and polymers. In a second part, photo-DSC technique is presented with the new developments for the study of gels networks and photo-ageing of polymers. An overview of the potential of the two techniques towards sol-gel materials is finally given.


Sol-gel calorimetry photo-DSC gels networks crosslinking porous materials polymers hybrid organic-inorganic materials confinement effects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TransChiMiC, Laboratoire des Matériaux Inorganiques, CNRS UMR 6002Université Blaise Pascal & ENSCCFAubièreFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Thermodynamique des Solutions et des Polymères, CNRS UMR 6003Université Blaise Pascal & ENSCCFAubièreFrance

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