Sol-Gel Glossary  

Introductory texts:

From Mauritz research group. Introductory texts covering the following topics

Sol-Gel Chemistry (Updated April 2001)
Inorganic-Organic Monomers 
Organic-inorganic polymer association
Organic-Inorganic interpenetrated networks
Organic-Inorganic Telechelic polymers

Educational presentations
Sol-Gel Hybrids: To Hydrolyze or Not? 
Prof John N Hay, Dr Michael Adeogun & Ms Hema Raval
Alkoxysilane Page (broken link)
Provides short introductory information on sol-gel chemistry and polycondensation, sol-gel transition and thin film formation together with a few papers related to the use of alkosysilanes on stone conservation. By E. Goins
Coating quality and spin coating
General background on spin coating
by Dunbar P. Birnie, III  Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Arizona
Introduction to scientific Investigation : A sol-gel Research
A recipe for making sol-gel mixture by C. L. Ramey
Tips for teachers. The Los Angeles Learing Exchange
Structural Study of Hexagonal Mesoporous Spin-Coated Sol-Gel Films
Sophie Besson, T Gacoin, C Jaquiod, D Babonneau & J-P Boilot
Sol Gel processing Basics with an example of YSZ powder processing (9 slides)
Solutions and Their Behavior
Undegraduate Lecture Notes January 25, 1999 by Professor David W. Craig, Department of Chemistry,Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic-Organic Polymer Nanocomposites
by Kirt A. Page, Sandra K. Young and Kenneth A. Mauritz
Sol-gel Processing The basics
A power point presentation mainly on ceramics powder processing (9 slides)
The present status of the  Sol-Gel Chip production
by I. Szendrõ, J. Vörös, M. Németh-Sallay, K. Fischer at Microvacuum Lt
Synthesis recipe for ferrofluids
A simple recipe for synthesize Fe3O4 magnetic particles.
MRSEC, University of Wisconsin
The sol-gel transition of concentrated colloidal suspensions
by S. Romer, F. Scheffold and P. Schurtenberger (a PP presentation 27 slides)
University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
Sol-Gel glasses: Time-resolved optical and neutron diffraction studies of structure and dynamics, and applications as sol-gel clad fiber optic sensors
A power point presentation from Eric Chronister, University of California, Riverside
Preparation and Characterization of SnO2 Xerogel Electric Double Layer Capacitor  (a power point presentation 17 slides)
by J.Y. Hwang
More characterization stuff than SnO2 synthesis details
Engineering of Nanoporous Materials using the sol-gel method. Educational examples (pdf)
by A.B. Jarzebski, J Mrowiec-Bialon & L. Pajak
International Conference on Engineering Education, 2001







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Training & courses

Online NMR book
by by Professor Hornak 
department of Chemistry and Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology
Covering in 11 chapters the essential of NMR

Organometallic HyperTextBook   
by Rob Toreki
Online tutorials and chemical reactions mechanisms for a variety of organometallics from Acetylen Metathesi to Hydrosilation and phosphines complexes

Diffraction Grating Handbook online
by Christopher Palmer from Gratinglab
Everything you should know about grattings is online

Virtual textbook
This tutorial provides a basic introduction at the college freshman level to the fields of polymers, liquid crystals (LC) polymer LC and LC displays.
Liquid Crystals
Polymer Liquid Crystals
Polymer Dispersed LC
Polymer Stabilized LC
Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals

Produced by a cooperative effort between the Department of Physics and the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials (ALCOM) at Kent State University

Introduction to Nanoscience
by Prof; Vicki Colvin from Department of Chemistry and Center of Nanoscale Science at Rice University

Nanoscience is a growing field of research in chemistry, physics and biology with sweeping implications for new technologies. Vicki Colvin presents this introduction for those wishing to learn more about this exciting field. (17 slides ppt presentation)