xerogel (rus. ксерогель) — a product of aqua- or alcogels drying at atmospheric pressure and under rather harsh conditions leading to a collapse of macropores and a significant increase in density of the material.


Typically, the collapse processes do not affect the mesopores, and many xerogels are characterised by a high specific surface area (hundreds of m2/g).


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  1. IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology. 2nd ed. (the «Gold Book»), 1997. Compiled by A.D. McNaught, A. Wilkinson. — Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1997. — http://goldbook.iupac.org (reference date: 12.12.2011).

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