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Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

  • Living reference work
  • © 2020
  • Latest edition


  • Updates and expands significantly on the first edition edited by Sumio Sakka, the second edition represents the most-comprehensive reference collection on sol-gel processing, characterization, and applications available
  • Includes detail on long-standing issues in sol-gel science and technology as well as more recently established topics/techniques
  • Offers ease of use through robust search and browse functionality included in the Springer Reference Library
  • Provides necessary depth that each chapter serves an authoritative stand-alone treatment of its topic
  • Integrates discrete topics important to a broad range of readers including researchers working in industry, academia, and national laboratories as well as engineers and technical staff with an interest and professional competence in material synthesis, production, and application
  • Features over 500 figures

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This completely updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology stands as a comprehensive knowledgebase on both the fundamentals and applications of this important materials processing method. The diverse, international team of contributing authors of this reference clarify in extensive detail properties and applications of sol-gel science and technology as it pertains to the production of substances, active and non-active, including optical, electronic, chemical, sensor, bio- and structural materials. Essential to a wide range of manufacturing industries, the compilation divides into the three complementary sections: Sol-Gel Processing, devoted to general aspects of processing and recently developed materials such as organic-inorganic hybrids, photonic crystals, ferroelectric coatings, and photocatalysts; Characterization of Sol-Gel Materials and Products, presenting contributions that highlight the notion that useful materials are only produced when characterization is tied to processing, such as determination of structure by NMR, in-situ characterization of the sol-gel reaction process, determination of microstructure of oxide gels, characterization of porous structure of gels by the surface measurements, and characterization of organic-inorganic hybrid; and Applications of Sol-Gel Technology, covering applications such as the sol-gel method used in processing of bulk silica glasses, bulk porous gels prepared by sol-gel method, application of sol-gel method to fabrication of glass and ceramic fibers, reflective and antireflective coating films, application of sol-gel method to formation of photocatalytic coating films, and application of sol-gel method to bioactive coating films. The comprehensive scope and integrated treatment of topics make this reference volume ideal for R&D scientists and engineers across a wide range of disciplines and professional interests.


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Editors and Affiliations

  • Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA

    Lisa Klein

  • Madrid, Spain

    Mario Aparicio

  • City University of New York, New York, USA

    Andrei Jitianu

About the editors

Dr. Lisa C. Klein is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; Dr. Mario Aparicio is Científico Titular, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain; Dr. Andrei Jitianu is Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Lehman College, City University of New York

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