Sol-gel science and technology: Current state and future prospects

D. R. Uhlmann, G. Teowee

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This paper addresses the current state and future prospects of sol-gel processing. It summarizes responses to a questionnaire received from more than four dozen leaders of the sol-gel community. Overall, the respondents remain quite sanguine about the future prospects for the field, and with numerous areas where sol-gel processing can provide unique capabilities and novel materials. The present authors acknowledge this potential, but argue that its achievement will depend upon greatly increased involvement of the sol-gel community with applications, and carrying out a much larger fraction of sol-gel research in the context of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1998


  • Coatings
  • Electronics
  • Future prospects
  • Optics
  • Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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