Sol-Gel Silica

Sol-Gel Silica

Properties, Processing and Technology Transfer

1st Edition - December 31, 1998

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  • Author: Larry L. Hench
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815514190
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519089

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A unique perspective of twentieth century research and development in materials science. It summarizes the fifteen years of sol-gel silica processing research leading to the commercial development of bioactive gel-glasses for medical applications. It demonstrates the combined use of quantum mechanical molecular modeling and spectroscopy to solve environmental stability problems. A final chapter addresses the topic of Technology Transfer - how to transfer technology from the laboratory to a profitable commercial enterprise using examples from various chapters in the book.


Ceramics, glass, and composite engineers.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Concept
    2. Sol-Gel Kinetics
    3. Aging
    4. Drying
    5. Stabilization
    6. Densification
    7. Laser Densification
    8. Gel-Silica Optics
    9. Porous Gel-Silica Optical Matrices
    10. Biological Implications
    11. Technology Transfer of Gel-Silica Optics
    1.0 Rate of Technology Change
    2.0 Technological Half-Life
    3.0 The Problem
    4.0 Factors Affecting Rapid Technology Transfer
    5.0 Alternative Routes to Commercialization
    6.0 Analysis of Business Potential
    7.0 Lessons Learned

Product details

  • No. of pages: 177
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1998
  • Published: December 31, 1998
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780815514190
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519089

About the Author

Larry L. Hench

Affiliations and Expertise

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

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