Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProcessing, Characterization and Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319321011
ISBN (Print)9783319320991
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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