Synthesis of environmentally friendly ceramic materials via solvothermal reactions

Tsugio Sato

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    Solvothermal reactions are designated as the reactions which use high temperatures and/or high pressure solvents. It is possible to control the acidbase reaction rate, morphology and agglomeration of the products, i.e., well dispersed nanoparticles with high crystallinity can be obtained by solvothermal reactions. Therefore, solvothermal reactions are expected to be used to generate environmentally friendly functional ceramic materials. Actually, various functional ceramics, such as tetragonal zirconia, with excellent thermal stability and mechanical properties, visible light responsive photocatalyst for environmental clean-up, high performance UV-shielding materials, etc. have been fabricated by solvothermal reactions. Unique plate-like ceria microparticles and the new Sn(II) titanate based compound which are impossible to be formed via a normal solid state reaction have also been formed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1105-1114
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
    Issue number1384
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec


    • Nano powder
    • Photocatalitic activity
    • Sinterability
    • Solvothermal synthesis
    • UV-shielding ability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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