Sol-gel glasses and ceramics

Cambridge, 12 September 2008

The workshop day is beginning to turn into a tradition at SGT Annual Meetings. At the 2008 SGT Annual Conference at Cambridge, the topic was Sol-Gel Glasses and Ceramics and their applications from engineering to medicine. The workshop was convened by Bob Newport of Kent, and the SGT invited two international sol-gel researchers, Anna Corrias of Cagliari and Jean-Marie Nedelec of Clermont-Ferrand, to present their work. Sol-gel materials also featured heavily in the main science session of the conference, demonstrating that the workshop topic is in fact very timely.
The speakers have kindly agreed to make their presentations available on an open access basis here on the SGT students' website. Please download any or all of the presentations below for personal use. If you wish to use any of the material in presentations or other work of your own, please seek the relevant author's permission first.

4 Prof Bob Newport
School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, Canterbury, England
The structure of sol-gel glasses
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Prof Anna Corrias
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Cagliari, Monserrato (Cagliari), Italy
Preparation and characterisation of aerogels and their use as nanocomposites with magnetic and catalytic applications
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Dr Jean-Marie Nedelec
Laboratoire des Matériaux Inorganiques, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Glass doping through sol-gel chemistry: a little something can make a big difference
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Dr Julian R Jones
Department of Materials, Imperial College, London, England
Inorganic/organic hybrids as bioactive scaffolds for bone regeneration
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5 Dr Wei Wang
School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, England
Mesostructured tungsten oxide film prepared from tungstic acid via a surfactant templated sol-gel method
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