Rui M. Almeida (Portugal)
Glass and thin films group, Departamento de Engeniria de Materiais, Lisboa, Portugal
Sol-gel process, for integrated optics. Rare-earth doped transparent glass ceramics. Photonic bandgap materials and structures, prepared by sol-gel processing. IR Raman Spectroscopy.

Agaram Abhiraman (USA)
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Textile & Fiber Engineering
New sol-gel routes for oxide and mixed oxide, continuous ceramic fibers from metal alkoxides and BN fibers from polymer precursors.

Paul Alivisatos (U.S.A.)
Department of Chemistry, University of California and Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology especially quantum dots synthesis study and characterization

D.Avnir  (Israel)
Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sol-Gel processing, Entrapment of Organic and Biorganic Molecules, Hybrids, Bio- active Materials, Organic doped Sol-Gel, Sensors.
Links to group publications and group people.

Mark Andrews 
Lumenon (Canada)


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Laboratory of Optical Materials and Coating (LOMC) at the Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering at KAIST

Florence Babonneau   (FR)
Chemistry of Condensed Matter, university P. et M. Curie
Silicon Oxycarbide systems, Hybrids, Multinuclear NMR

John Ballato (U.S.A.)
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Optical and optoelectronic properties of materials sol-gel synthesis of rare earth doped halides.

Alfons Baiker (Switzerland)

G. Beaucage (U.S.A.)

Eric Pascal Bescher (U.S.A.) 

Dunbar P. Birnie (U.S.A.)
Ferroelectric Device Fabrication, Testing, and Modeling , Spin-Coating Science ,Processing and Properties of Sol-Gel Derived Coatings  

Susan M. Bradley 
Synthesis and characterization of polyoxocations, clusters, sol-gel ceramics and molecular sieves.
Chemistry Department, UBC, Canada

J.D. Brennan (Canada)
Dept. of Chemistry, McMaster University
New Sol-Gel based Biomaterials, Sol-Gel entrapment of proteins for Biosensors applications. Links to group research areas 

Karen Brewer (USA)
Inorganic chelmistry, Hamilton College, NY 
Sol-gel routes to rare-earth containing glasses

Frank V. Bright
Dept of Chemistry, State University of N.Y. at Buffalo
Advanced Biosensors (sol-gel made materials for immobilize,  the biorecognition element) and Supercritical fluid science and technology

Manfred BREITER  (In Austrian) 
Institute of Technical Electrochemistry

C. Jeffrey Brinker (U.S.A.)
University of Mexico and Sandia Laboratories

Horst Böttcher (GE)

James M. Burlitch (U.S.A.)
Materials Chemistry, Cornell University
Optical composites with nanoparticles (rare earth doped), sol-gel made silicates

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Richard A. Cairncross (USA)
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia 
Porous materials drying, Sol-gel films

Guozhong Cao (USA)
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, WA 
Sol-gel process, organic-inorganic hybrids, nanostructured materials & coatings.

Luis Carlos (Portugal)
Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro. 
Sol-gel derived organic/inorganic hybrids incorporated lanthanide ions. Lanthanide-based micro and mesoporous materials and lanthanide coordination complexes. Small-angle X-ray scattering of organic/inorganic nanostructurated multifunctional materials.

Peter W Carr (USA)
Analytical chemistry Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Ceramic supports for HPLC; materials chemistry in large scale biological chromatography, ultra stable stationary phases for environmental analysis.  

Claire Carmalt (UK)
Department of Chemistry, University college of London
Inorganic materials via sol-gel and CVD techniques, electronic materials precursors and Homo and Heterometallic thiolates, TiS2 synthesis via Sol-Gel.

Guozhong Cao (USA)
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington.
Sol-Gel hybrids, aerogels and films

Bradley F. Chmelka (USA)
Materials Research, Molecular sieves (zeolites), polymer structure and dynamics, inorganic-organic hybrids materials, NMR spectroscopy
Materials Research Laboratory
University of California, Santa Barbara

Eric Chronister (USA)
Chemistry department, University of California, Riverside
Coherent nonlinear time-resolved laser spectroscopy. Dynamics of organically modified Sol-Gel glasses. Sol-Gel sensors

Pavel Cheben (Canada)
Institute for Measurement Standards (INMS) NRC, Canada
Photosensitive ormosils for memory applications, photorefractive ormosils for rewritable memories and processing of information applications, Ormosils for integrated optics

Abdelkrim Chemseddine (Germany)
Hahn-Meitner Institut
Chemistry of Nanocrystals and Nanostructured Materials
Physical Properties of Nanoscale Materials

Shinye Chia's (U.S.A.)

Alexis Clare (U.S.A.) 
Alfred University

Maryanne M. Collinson (U.S.A.) 
Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University
Analytical, Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
Sol-Gel Derived Materials, Chemiluminescence, UltraMicoelectrodes

Bahne C. Cornilsen (U.S.A.)
Chemistry Department at MTU
Sol-gel glasses, structure and reaction kinetics, Battery electrodes, Solid state spectroscopy

Yachin Cohen (Israel)

James. A Cox (USA)
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University, FL 
Sol-Gel Biosensors and catalysts. Polyoxometalates, metallodendrimers

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Jeff Dahn (Canada) 
Physics and Chemistry of  Materials for Advanced Batteries.
Synthesis of new materials using a variety of techniques including Chemical Vapor Deposition, Sol-Gel methods and direct solid-state reactions.
Dalhousie University, Dept of Physics and Chemistry, Halifax, Canada

Sheng Dai (U.S.A.)
Chemical Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
smart sol-gel materials

Bakul C. Dave (U.S.A.)

Bruce S. Dunn (U.S.A.)

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Mike B. Evans (Canada)
Activated carbons and other porous materials for gas purification, separation and storage purposes. Investigatioàns of sol-gel techniques for the production of adsorbents.
Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada




Brian D. Fabes (U.S.A.)

Jochen Fick (France)
Rare-earth doped sol-gel films, waveguide fabrication in chalcogenide glasse,  ion exchange in sol-gel thin films,  photonic band gap waveguides.

María E. Pozo de Fernández  (U.S.A.)
Florida institute of Technology
Sol-Gel processing. Experimental studies of the formation of silica fibers by sol gel polymerization. Supercritical fluid technology applied to the production of aerogels

Sheldon K. Friedlander (U.S.A.)
Chemicval Engineering department
Aerosol engineering and nanopartciles manufacturing

Günther H. Frischat (GE)
Institute for Non-Metallic Materials, University of Clausthal
glass and glass ceramics, sol-gel  coatings

John Fourkas  (USA)
Department of Chemistry, Boston College
Dynamics of nanoconfined liquids, Ultrafast Spectrocopy,

Jochen Fricke  (GE) (In German)
Silica Aerogels
Experimental Physics, University of Würzburg (GE)

Shinobu Fujihara (Japan)
Applied Chemistry , Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
Sol-gel processing for fluorides, oxyfluorides, oxyfluoride glass-ceramics, oxide/fluoride nanocomposites for optical application.

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Karen K. Gleason (U.S.A.)

Gideon Grader (Israel)
Chemical Engineering, Tech,ion Israel Institute of Technology
Powder synthesis, sol-gel materials

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J. Stephen Hartman (Canada)
Applications of multinuclear high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to inorganic solids, including silicon carbide, sol-gel based ceramic materials and natural and synthetic minerals.
Dept of Chemistry, Brock University, Ontario, Canada

LL Hench  (UK)
Dept. of Materials, Imperial College
Sol-Gel processing of Silica, Gel Silica optical components, porous matrix for environmental sensors, tissue engineering and solid state dye lasers. 

M. Henry (FR)

S. N.B. Hodgson (UK)
Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering, Loughborough University. 
Sol-Gel processing of ceramics and glass, Cermets, Hybrids for photovoltaics

Michael Z.-C. Hu (USA)
Chemical technology division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Synthesis/manufacturing of ultrafine monodispersed inorganic particles, spray, electrodispersion, advanced ceramics materials

Nicola Hüsing updated August 20 (Austria)
Institute of Materials Chemistry Technical University of Vienna

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Susan Impey  (UK)
The Advanced Materials Dept., University of Cranfield
Sol-Ggel processing and characterisation of electrochromic thin films

Hiroyuki INOUE (Japan)
Materials Science University of Tokyo
Structure analysis of glass by means of molecular dynamics simulation, optical properties of rare earth doped glass, amorphous gel doped with organic molecules prepared by sol-gel process

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P.F. James (UK)
University of Sheffield (UK)
Sol-gel processing of glass and ceramics , bulk, submicron powders, coatings and fibers

Kyeong Youl Jung (Korea)
Sol-Gel made materials for catalytic applications 


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Vadim G. Kessler  (Sweden)
Department of Chemistry, SLU, Uppsala
Design and synthesis of single-source precursors for inorganic and hybrid materials. Chemistry of metal alkoxides and beta-diketonates. Inorganic and Metal-organic synthesis. Molecular Crystallography.

Terry A. King Terry A. King (UK)
Laser Photonics group, University of Manchester
Laser Physics, Sol-Gel and NLO optics

Lisa Klein (U.S.A.)

Guido Kickelbick  updated August 20, 2002 (Austria)
Institute of Materials Chemistry Technical University of Vienna
New functionalized Polymers, Nanoparticles, Catalysis

Douglas M. Korwin
Alfred University

Kordas George (GR) 
Institute of Materials Science, NCSR Demokritos
Sol-Gel processing of glass and glass-ceramics

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R. Lamb (Australia)

Richard Laine (U.S.A)
Materials Chemistry group, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

William LaCourse (U.S.A.)
Alfred University
Sol-Gel processing of glasses and ceramics

Nicolas Leventis
Department of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Electrochemistry, Organic Materials, Sol-Gel Chemistry, Microfabrication

Edson Leite (Brasil)
Chemistry Department, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brasil
Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured ceramic materials for electronic application, as well as the processing of ceramic thin films by chemical route.

David Levy Cohen (Spain)
Institute of Materials Science of Madrid (ICMM)
Sol-Gel Sensors, photoactive sol-gel materials, Liquid crystals materials

Jerry Y.S. Lin (U.S.A.)
Materials for separation laboratory, dept. of chemical engineering, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati
Synthesis of various types of inorganic membranes or sorbents with tailore-designed structure by sol-gel and chemical/physical vapor deposition

Jacques Livage (FR), under construction

Stefan Lipgens (Ge, In German)
University of Koeln
Sol-Gel Microemulsions, Electro optic effects

Dennis Y.K. Lo's (Hong Kong)
The Chines University of Hong Kong
Dye doped Silica gels for laser materials

M. J. Lochead  (U.S.A.)
Advanced materials, biomineralization, microfabrication, sol-gel processing, microspectroscopy

Max Lu
Chemical engineering, University of Quensland, Australia
Nanostructured materials,, molecular engineering of nanoparticles for photocatalysis, membranes, nanoengineered clays.

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Alon V. McCormick (USA)
Chemical Engineering & Materials science, University of Minnesota
Sol-Gel ceramic synthesis and hybrid inorganic-organic polymer synthesis.

John D. Mackenzie (U.S.A.)

Brian MacCraith (Ireland) 
National Center for Sensor Research Dublin, Ireland
Sol-Gel technology for sensors

Akio MAKISHIMA (Japan)
Department of Materials Science, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Functional Organic-Inorganic Composite materials 

Abdul Majid (Canada)
Institute for chemical Process and environmental Technology, Nationalm research Council

Jack Miller 
Inorganic/Organometallic/Coordination Chemistry. Sol-Gel synthesis of aluminosilicate supports.
Dept of Chemistry, Brock University, Ontario, Canada

Laura Muller (USA)
Chemistry department, Wheaton College, Norton, Ma
Sol-Gel aging and drying studies

Paul Mulvaney (Australia)
School of Chemistry  University of Melbourn
Nanosized particles, nanotechnology

Abdul Malik (U.S.A.)
Department of Chemistry 
University of South Florida 
Sol-gel chemistry-based separation systems; Capillary zone electrophoresis

BREITER Manfred (AT)

Kenneth A. Mauritz (U.S.A.)

Egon Matijevic (USA)
Clarkson University
Colloid and Surface science, Monodispersed particles, aerosols, colloidal stability, ceramic powders

Themis Matsoukas
Fenske Laboratory, Penn State University
Sol-Gel nanoparticles and colloid chemistry

Gary L. Messing (U.S.A.)
PennState University
Ceramics and particulate materials processing

Michael E. Mullins (U.S.A.)
kinetics and catalysis, thermodynamics, ceramics, particle technology, and environmental engineering

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Masayuki Nogami (Japan)
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Pamela M. Norris (U.S.A)
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, University of Virginia
Her current research is in the areas of microscale heat transfer, ultra-fast temperature measurement techniques, characterization of microscale thermal properties, laser-material interactions, intelligent processing of materials, sensor design, biological warfare detection and advancement of aerogel applications.

S. Iraj Najafi  (2)(Canada)

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Geoffrey A. Ozin (Canada)
Materials Chemistry Research Group, University of Toronto, Canada
Molecular recognition, self-assembly, host-guest inclusion, supramolecular, biomineralization, biomimetic and microgravity chemistry.

Akiyoshi OSAKA (Japan)
Biomaterials laboratory, Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Organiv-Inorganic materials for Optical and Clinical applications

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Catherine J. Page (U.S.A.)
University of Oregon
Sol-Gel synthesis of inorganic solid-state materials

Carlo G. Pantano personal web page (U.S.A.)

Francisco del Monte Munoz de la Pena (Spain)
Sol-Gel preparation of Hybrid organic-Inorganic materials for optical applications

Xiaogang Peng (U.S.A.)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arkansas
Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, Synthesis of quantum dots.

Suresh C. Pillai
Nanotechology, sol-gel derived materials, ZnO varistors, metal-oxide semiconductors and electro-ceramic materials
Department of Chemistry
University of Dublin, Trinity college

David J. Pine (USA)
Soft condensed matter, rheology and structure of complex fluids, light scattering, macroporous materials, photonic crystal
Materials Research Laboratory
University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

E. J. A. Pope (USA)
Matech, Solgenics
Profile published by Ceramic Bulletin (Amer. Cer. Soc.)

Kevin Powers (U.S.A.)
University of Florida
sol gel derived powders and glasses, synthesis of  nanoparticles for optical applications

Paras N. Prasad (U.S.A.)
Preparation, processing and theoretical modeling of photonic materials. Nonlinear optical effects in organic polymers. Laser­matter interaction. Ultrafast processes in condensed phase. Microstructure and dynamics in sol-gel processed organic:inorganic hybrid materials.

Sotiris E. Pratsinis (CH)
Institute of Process Engineering, ETH Zentrum (SW)
Nanoparticle synthesis by aerosol or precipitation techniques, fundementals of powders synthesis by aerosol

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Renata Reisfeld (Israel)
Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Sol-Gel glass, solid state lasers, NLO, quantum dots chemical optical sensors, rare earths in glass.

Jason Ritchie (USA)
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Mississippi 
Hybrid organic-inorganic sol-gel materials, mesoporous ceramic materials, solid lithium ion conducting polymer electrolytes.

William M Risen (U.S.A.) (Brown University)

G. Roewer (GE, In German)
Chemistry Dept, Technical University of Freiberg
Sol-Gel films and process

Jonathan P Rourke (UK)
Chemistry Dept. University of Sheffield
Organometallic Materials, liquid crystals, functionalized sol-gel glasses, materials for non-linearoptics (NLO).


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S.S. Saavedra
Dept of Chemistry, University of Arizona
Sol-Gel sensors.

Michael Sacks (U.S.A.)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering
processing of ceramic fibers and films by sol-gel and polymer precursor methods

Clement Sanchez (FR)
Chemistry of Condensed Matter, University P. et M. Curie
Hybrids, Transition metal oxides sol-gel chemistry and self assembly processes

George Scherer (U.S.A.)

Ulrich Schubert updated August 20, 2002 (Austria)
Institute of Materials Chemistry, Technical University of Vienna
Transition-Metal Silicon and Tin Compounds, New Materials by Sol-Gel Processing, Reactivity of solid SiO, Mesoporous Inorganic Materials Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Polymers

A.B. Seddon (UK) (Updated August 2000)
University of of Nottingham (UK)
Sol-gel derived, hybrid, inorganic-organic optical materials

Gulaim A. Seisenbaeva (Sweden)
Department of Chemistry, SLU, Uppsala
Synthesis and decomposition studies of metal-organic precursors. New synthetic approaches and characterization of inorganic nanocomposite materials. Molecular crystallography

Mahmoud R. Shahriari (U.S.A.)
Department of Ceramic & Materials Engineering
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Joseph H. Simmons  (U.S.A.)
Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida
Sol-gel Films, Coatings and Fibers, Nanocluster Composites, Linear and Non-Linear Optical Processes in Glasses and Other Thin Films

John A. Shelnutt (USA)
Biomolecular Materials and Interfaces Department
Sandia National Laboratories and Department of Chemistry
The University of New Mexico
Functional biomimetic catalysts, photonic materials, and other nanomolecular composite materials based on mechanisms utilized in related biological systems.

Yoshiyuki Sughara (Japan)
Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University 
Sol-Gel processing, Electro-conductive oxides

Zonping Shao (USA)
Dept. Materials Science & Engineering, School of Engineering and applied Sciences
University of Pennsylvania. PH
Sol-Gel preparation of oxide catalysts and membranes

In-Bo Shim (Korea)
Sol-Gel & Magnetic Materials Laboratory
Dept. of Electronic Physics, College of Natural Science Kookmin Univ.
Magnetic materials, Ferroelectric materials and sol-gel preparation technique

Wei-Heng Shih (USA)

Upali Siriwardane (USA)

Wolfgang Sigmund (USA)
Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, FL 
Applied Colloid Science, Advanced Nanomaterials processing. Ceramic processing with sol-gel nanoparticles

Richard L. Smith (USA)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT
Ceramic materials processing by soft chemical and sol-gel routes, Structure and properties of materials surfaces

Helmut K. Schmidt (In German)

Albert E. Stiegman

Andreas Stein (USA)
Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Synthesis of inorganic and hybrid organic/inorganic porous solids formed by hydrothermal, templating and molecular self-assembly methods; solid state characterization; applications in catalysis, separations, ion-exchange and battery materials.  

Kohei SOGA (Japan)

M.D. Soucek (U.S.A.)
Dept. of Polymers & Coatings, North Dakota University
Ceramers, UV cured coatings

A.C. Sullivan (UK) 
Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London.
Metallasiloxanes-Synthesis, Structure and Applications, Organic-Inorganic Hybrids.

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Toyoichi Tanaka (U.S.A.)

Theodore D. Taylor (U.S.A.)
Ceramic Engineering Department at Clemson University
Mechanical properties of ceramics, sol gel processing, melting kinetics of glasses, composites, properties of glass.

Bente G. Tilset (Norway)
Sintef Materials Technology 
Sol-gel films for membranes, sols and slurries

Sarah Tolbert (U.S.A.)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
Inorganic organic nanostructured composites for a variety of applications

Norio Tsubokawa (Japan)
Material engineering group , Department of Material Science and Technology, University of Niigata University
Functionalization of ultrafine particles by surface grafting of polymers. Organic-Inorganic hybrids.

Michael L. Turner (UK)
University of Sheffield
Materials chemistry, synthesis of novel polymers and functional materials by sol-gel process (NLO)


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Donald R. Uhlmann (U.S.A.)

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George M. Whitesides (USA)
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
Biorganic/Physical Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Soft lithography, nanostructures, 3-D microstructures

Garth L. Wilkes (USA)
Polymer Materials and Interfaces Laboratory, dept. of chemical engineering, Virginia Polytechnic institute & state University, Virginia
Sol-Gel Hybrid inorganic-organic network materials, Structure-property relationships of polymeric materials

C. White (UK)
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Sheffield
Synthetic organometallic chemistry for catalytic applications

Beau Webber (UK)
Physics Labs at the University of Kent
Characterization of sol-gel silica and porous materials in general by NMR, cryoporometry and neutron scattering.

Michael C. Weinberg (U.S.A.)

Anna Wojcik (U.S.A.)

John Wright (UK)
Centre for Materials Research, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent
Research Areas:- Materials Chemistry, Chemical Sensors

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Jackie Y. Ying (U.S.A.)

Wai Tak Yip (USA)
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma 
Single molecule spectroscopy of organic dyes in sol-gel films.



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Marcos Daniel Zayat (Spain)
Preparation and Characterization of new sol-gel materials, nanoparticles, pigments and inks.
Yong Zhang(USA)
Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Washington, WA 
Sol-Gel process, organic-inorganic hybrids, luminescent materials, biomaterials.

Q. Zhang  (UK)
The Advanced Materials Dept., University of Cranfield
Piezolectric, Ferroelectric films

Brian J.J. Zelinski (U.S.A.)
Wet Chemical Approaches for the Generation of Electronic and Opto-electronic Materials. sol-gel Synthesis of Optical Waveguides and Gratings.

T.W. Zerda (U.S.A)
Sol-gel glass & applications, Carbon black, Raman imaging
Jeffrey I. Zink (USA)
Dept. of chemistry and Biochemistry UCLA
Sol-Gel films and biosensors, Templating techniques to produce materials with long-range order


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