Chapter 53. Microwave Processing of Silica Sol-Gels

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. R. R. Di Fiore and
  2. D. E. Clark

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314784.ch53

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5

How to Cite

Di Fiore, R. R. and Clark, D. E. (1995) Microwave Processing of Silica Sol-Gels, in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 5 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314784.ch53

Author Information

  1. University of Florida Department of Materials Science and Engineering Gainesville, FL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375389

Online ISBN: 9780470314784

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • characteristic;
  • influences;
  • utilize;
  • thermocouples;
  • fiberoptic

Summary

Microwave processing has shown promise for drying and densifying silica sol-gels. Using the electromagnetic fields associated with microwaves, the precursor liquids can be successfully reacted. Exposure times were varied to study the effect of microwaves on the resulting pore morphology of the sol-gel.