Hydrothermal synthesis of ceramic powders using microwave oven

Hiroaki Katsuki, Sachiko Furuta, Sridhar Komarneni

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Hydrothermal processing is genuinely one of low temperature techniques for ceramic materials. A recent innovation to hydrothermal synthesis of ceramic particles was the introduction of microwave at the temperature range of 100 to 200°C. The microwave hydrothermal technique leads to (a) rapid heating to reaction temperature, (b) enhancement of reaction kinetics by one to two orders of magnitudes which also save reaction time and energy, and (c) formation of smaller size of ceramic powders. In this study, the effect of microwave radiation on the hydrothermal synthesis of α-Fe2O3, NaY-type zeolite and hydroxyapatite crystals at 100 to 160°C and their properties are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-889
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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