What is sol-gel technology?

Sol (Solution): A colloidal suspension of tiny particles in a liquid medium which undergoes hydrolysis and condensation polymerization to form a “gel”. This occurs in the activation phase (discussed below).

Gel: A solid, jelly-like material that has properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and tough. Gels are defined as a substantially dilute cross-linked system, which exhibits no flow when in the steady state. When the gel is applied as a coating and is dried, a hard, glass-like film is created, with a ceramic appearance.

 
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Sol-Gel "Ceramic" Coatings

What is sol-gel technology?

Sol-Gel "Ceramic" Coatings

Sol (Solution): A colloidal suspension of tiny particles in a liquid medium which undergoes hydrolysis and condensation polymerization to form a “gel”. This occurs in the activation phase (discussed below).

 

 

 

Sol-Gel "Ceramic" Coatings

Gel: A solid, jelly-like material that has properties ranging from soft and weak to hard and tough. Gels are defined as a substantially dilute cross-linked system, which exhibits no flow when in the steady state. When the gel is applied as a coating and is dried, a hard, glass-like film is created, with a ceramic appearance.



 
 
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