Get access
Advanced Materials

The colloidal process: A new approach to advanced ceramics

Authors

  • Dr. Kiyoshi Sugita

    Corresponding author
    1. Technical Development Bureau, Nippon Steel Corporation 1618 Ida, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki 211 (Japan)
    • Technical Development Bureau, Nippon Steel Corporation 1618 Ida, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki 211 (Japan)
    Search for more papers by this author

  • The author would like to thank S. Katayama and C. Sakurai of the Advanced Materials Laboratories, Nippon Steel Corporation, for their assistance in preparing this article.

Abstract

A third route to advanced ceramics, in addition to the traditional sintering and deposition-from-gas approaches, is provided by the colloidal process. This produces ceramic materials from solution precursors via a “colloidal state”. The various stages of the process are considered, along with applications, including the preparation of new derivatives, and commercialization.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary