Synthesis of high-performance ceramics based on polymerizable complex method

Masato Kakihana

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The polymerizable complex (PC) method was developed to prepare copper-based high-Tc superconducting oxides with improved superconducting properties, phosphor materials with excellent emission intensities and water-splitting photocatalysts with higher activities. The PC method is based on the formation of metal complexes and subsequent polyesterification between a hydroxy-caroboxylic acid such as citric acid and a glycol such as propylene glycol, so that homogeneity of the metal species inside the polyester resin precursor is maintained on the molecular scale. An example of Y 2SiO5:Ce3+,Tb33+ co-activated phosphor synthesis utilizing a new water soluble silicon compound is provided. The PC method is also an efficient methodology for the preparation of promising compounds for testing, without the requirement of tailoring the synthesis for each candidate; a scheme to search for the potential Tm3+ activated phosphors in the series of complex gallates as hosts has been demonstrated as a representative example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)857-862
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number1368
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Oxide powder
  • Parallel synthesis
  • Phosphors
  • Photocatalysts
  • Polymerizable complex method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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