Ultraviolet (UV) photons interact with chemical bonds in systems undergoing sol-gel processing. Generally, UV photons induce electronic excitations in precursors containing organic and inorganic components. In particular, UV irradiation has been used to heat, to create defects, to reduce organics, and to pattern gels. UV-induced densification and crystallization have been observed. Gels containing photo-sensitizers have been studied for patterning applications.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Processing, Characterization and Applications|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jul 9|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)