Sol-gel processing of fluoride and oxyfluoride materials

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Producing fluoride and oxyfluoride materials is not easy because of the potential toxicity of fluorinated compounds and gases. Sol-gel processing has been used to produce fluoride and oxyfluoride materials in two ways. In the first case, the composition is formed from oxide precursors, followed by a reactive treatment in HF to fluorinate the composition. In the second case, trifluoroacetate precursors or metal alkoxides in trifluoroacetic acid are used to form the gel or thin films directly. The principal motivation for using sol-gel routes to prepare glassy fluorides and oxyfluorides is that they have useful optical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Characterization and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783319321011
ISBN (Print)9783319320991
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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