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Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Michel Aegerter

ISSN: 0928-0707 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-4846 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10971

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Michel A. Aegerter

Florence Babonneau, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France 

Yunfa Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Bakul Dave, Southern Illinois University, USA

Kazuki Nakanishi, Kyoto University, Japan

Special Section Editor:
John Bartlett, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Assistant Editors:

Xiaobo Chen, University of Missouri – Kansas City, USA

Paolo Falcaro, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Andrei Jitianu, Lehman College-City University of New York, USA

Julian R. Jones, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Luca Malfatti, University of Sassari, Italy

Alessandro Martucci, Università di Padova, Italy

Yasuaki Tokudome,  Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Editorial Board:

Rui M. Almeida, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal; David Avnir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Beyong-Soo Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea; Luis D. Carlos, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Alicia Durán, Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio (CSIC), Spain; Luis M. Esquivias, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; Xianping Fan, Zhejiang University, China; Massimo Guglielmi, University of Padova, Italy; Nicola K. Huesing, University of Salzburg, Austria; Galo Soler-Illia, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA), Argentina; Plinio Innocenzi, Universita degli Studi di Sassari, Italy; Vadim G. Kessler, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; Hiromistu Kozuka, Kansai University, Japan; David Levy, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM, CSIC), Spain; Atsunori Matsuda, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan; Jean-Marie Nedelec, SIGMA Clermont, France; Michael Popall, Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung, Germany; Michel Prassas, Corning Europe Inc., France; Sidney J. L. Ribeiro, Institute of Chemistry-UNESP, Brazil; Celso V. Santilli, Institute of Chemistry-UNESP, Brazil; Jun Shen, Tongji University, China; Leon L.  Shaw, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; Kiyoharu Tadanaga, Hokkaido University, Japan; Marlies K. Van Bael, University of Hasselt & IMEC, Belgium; Maria M.  Zaharescu, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romania

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    Advances in new, high-performance materials for structural and functional applications depend today on developments in materials processing, which allow for structural contol at atomic and molecular (nano- and micro-) scales. "Sol-gel" processing is one of the most efficient means of tailoring such properties, and opens the way for the development and production of novel high-technology materials.

    The primary objective of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology (JSST), the official journal of the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS - http://www.isgs.org/), is to provide an international forum for the dissemination of scientific, technological, and general knowledge about materials processed by chemical nanotechnologies known as the "sol-gel" process. The materials of interest include gels, gel-derived glasses, ceramics in form of nano- and micro-powders, bulk, fibres, thin films and coatings as well as more recent materials such as hybrid organic-inorganic materials and composites. Such materials exhibit a wide range of optical, electronic, magnetic, chemical, environmental, and biomedical properties and functionalities. Methods for producing sol-gel-derived materials and the industrial uses of these materials are also of great interest.   

    JSST publishes original, not previously published, research and technological manuscripts in the form of extended reports. Occasionally, invited papers on scientific and technologically important issues in emerging fields of sol-gel materials are published as special issues. A Sol-Gel Product News section is also available for publication of short papers on products developed via chemical technology.

    Since the middle of 2007, the journal has also introduced a new venue for publication of "Fast-Track Communications." This venue is reserved for rapid publication of novel developments of unusual significance to the sol-gel science and technology community which, in the judgement of the Editors, requires expedited handling beyond our usual efforts to publish all articles in a timely manner.     

    The journal also encourages recognized experts in the field to submit comprehensive, authoritative and readable reviews of general interest with high potential for a broad impact (see Instructions for Authors for further details).  

    The major topics of the journal include:

    • Chemistry, physics, materials science and technology, sol-gel synthesis, processing techniques, etc
    • Characterization of gels, aerogels, sol-gel derived glasses, ceramics, hybrids and composites
    • Properties and performances of sol-gel materials in the fields of optics, magnetism, mechanics, chemistry, environmental science, biomedicine and biotechnology, etc
    • Industrial applications.

    JSST is governed by an International Advisory Board consisting of experts in all of the above fields and in its day-to-day activities by five Editors.

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