Sol-Gel Silica - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815514190, 9780815519089

Sol-Gel Silica

1st Edition

Properties, Processing and Technology Transfer

Authors: Larry L. Hench
eBook ISBN: 9780815519089
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815514190
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1998
Page Count: 177
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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 Acknowledgment References Index


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About the Author

Larry L. Hench

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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