The structure of silica hydrogels has been studied by elastic light scattering. Like colloidal silica gels and neutrally catalyzed aerogels, these gels show mass fractal behavior at length scales below a crossover length and scatter like a spatially random distribution of fractal objects for length scales. Their fractal dimension D depends on and, unlike the other gels for which 1/(D-3), depends on both silica volume fraction and gelation conditions. However, all our data are consistent with the correlation function (0)(r)=A2e-r//(r/)3-D, with A=1.80.13. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

Structure of silica gels

F. FERRI;
1991

Abstract

The structure of silica hydrogels has been studied by elastic light scattering. Like colloidal silica gels and neutrally catalyzed aerogels, these gels show mass fractal behavior at length scales below a crossover length and scatter like a spatially random distribution of fractal objects for length scales. Their fractal dimension D depends on and, unlike the other gels for which 1/(D-3), depends on both silica volume fraction and gelation conditions. However, all our data are consistent with the correlation function (0)(r)=A2e-r//(r/)3-D, with A=1.80.13. © 1991 The American Physical Society.
Ferri, F.; Frisken, B. J.; Cannell, D. S.
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