Description

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.

Readership

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

Details

No. of pages:
177
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1998
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9780815514190
Electronic ISBN:
9780815519089