Each month, the ISGS Newsletter features an interesting and striking micrograph (or series of micrographs) chosen from a recent issue of the Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology or from unpublished sources such as PhD theses, etc (with full attribution given). If you know of any interesting images that might be suitable, please contact the ISGS Newsletter Editor for inclusion. The micrographs can be optical, SEM, TEM, AFM, etc, and a brief description of the samples should be provided.
The first is taken from the work of Giménez, Ybarra and Soler-Illia entitled “Preparation of mesoporous silica thin films at low temperature: a comparison of mild structure consolidation and template extraction procedures” (JSST, 96, 287-296 (2020)).
The second series of micrographs is from the work of Uzunbayir, Kartal, Can Doluel, Yurddaskal and Erol entitled “Development of α-Fe2 O3 /TiO 2 3D hierarchical nanostructured photocatalysts through electrochemical anodization and sol–gel methods” (JSST, 96, 441-451 (2020)).