Discusses recent technological applications and advances in sol-gel processing of various ceramics, gels and glasses, and features historical aspects from its initial discovery of the development of sol-gel processing for ceramics 50 years ago. Contents include: Historical Aspects of Sol-Gel Processing Electroceramic Films by Sol-Gel Process Porous Materials through Sol-Gel Processing Basic and Applied Sol-Gel Science and Processing of Ceramics and Composites. Papers presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998.
HISTORICAL ASPECTS OF SOL-GEL PROCESSING.
The Sol-Gel Process in Ceramic Science: Early History of Discovery and Subsequent Development (R. Roy).
History of Sol-Gel Technology in Japan (S. Sakka).
Sol-Gel Derived Nanoparticles and Processing Routes to Ceramics and Composites (H. Schmidt, C. Kropf, T. Schiestel, H. Schirra, S. Sepeur and C. Lesniak).
Sol-Gel Process for Optical Fiber Manufacture (J. MacChesney, D.W. Johnson Jr., S. Bhandarkar, M. Bohrer, J.W. Fleming, E.M. Monberg and D.J. Trevor).
Historical Development of Abrasive Grain (D.D. Erickson, T.E. Wood and W.P. Wood).
ELECTROCERAMIC FILMS BY SOL-GEL PROCESS.
Low-Temperature Processing of Sol-Gel Derived Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 Thin Films (Y.J. Song, S. Tirumala and S.B. Desu).
Triol Sol-Gel Route for Preparing PZT Thin Films (S.J. Milne, R. Kurchania, J.D. Kennedy, M. Naksata, S. Arscott, D. Kaewchinda, N. Sriprang and R.E. Miles).
Phase Transformations and Orientation Development in MMAP Derived PZT (40/60) Thin Films (P.P. Phule and Y. Liu).
Preparation of PZT Thin Films on Hastelloy Substrate Using Sol-Gel Processing (W. Yu, B.A. Chin and Z. Chen).
Synthesis and Characterization of Wet-Chemically Derived Strontium Bismuth Tantalate (SBT) Thin Films (J.T. Dawley, R. Radspinner, B.J.J. Zelinski, D.B. Hilliard, K.A. Jackson, G. Teowee, D.R. Uhlmann, P.Y. Chu, B.M. Melnick and R.E. Jones Jr.).
The Role of Process Variables on Microstructural Development in Sol-Gel Derived SBN Thin Films (A.Y. Oral and M.L. Mecartney).
POROUS MATERIALS THROUGH SOL-GEL PROCESSING.
Monolithic HPLC Column via Sol-Gel Route (K. Nakanishi, H. Minakuchi, N. Ishizuka, N. Soga and N. Tanaka).
Transplantation Therapies (E.J.A. Pope).
Ultralight Ceramic Foams (G.S. Grader, Y. de Hazan and G.E. Shter).
Fabrication and Characterization of Sol-Gel Monoliths with Large Mesopores (K.W. Powers and L.L. Hench).
Structure of Sono-Aerogels Prepared by a Nonaqueous Method (L. Esquivias, A. Gonzalez-Pecci, J. Rodriguez-Ortega, C. Barrera-Solano and N. de la Rosa-Fox).
BASIC AND APPLIED SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND PROCESSING OF CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES.
The Pentacoordinate Species in Fluoride Catalysis of Silica Gels (K.W. Powers and L.L. Hench)
The Sol-Gel Processing of Hydrolysates Derived from Carboxylic Acid-Modified Titanium Isopropoxide (P.A. Venz, J.L. Woolfrey, J.R. Bartlett, D.J. Cassidy and R.L. Frost).
Synthesis of Magnesia Powders from an Alkoxide Precursor (M. Menon, J.L. Warren and J.W. Bullard).
Sol-Gel Synthesis, Sintering and Electrical Properties of NaSiCON Having New Compositions, Na3Zr2-(x/4)Si2-xP1+xO12 (E. Traversa, L. Montanaro, H. Aono and Y.
Patterning of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Films Using Chemically Modified Metal Alkoxide (N. Yamada, I. Yoshinaga and S. Katayama).
Tailoring of the Nano/Microstructure of Heterogeneous Ceramics (Sol-Gel Routes by P. Colomban).
Microstructural Evolution on Sintering in Y2O3-Doped ZrO2 System (N. de la Rosa-Fox, M. Pinero, A. Santos, C. Jimenez-Solis, C. Barrera-Solano, L. Esquivias and E. Hoinkis).