These papers by leading experts look at current methods for synthesizing new materials. The methods presented include chemical vapor deposition synthesis, solution synthesis, pyrolysis and combustion synthesis, and polymer synthesis. Featuring in-depth coverage of ceramic materials, the volume also discusses group III nitrides, fullerenes, and ferroelectrics.
OVERVIEW ; 1. Chemistry of Advanced Materials ; 2. New Horizons in the Structure and Properties of Layered Materials ; CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION SYNTHESIS AND SURFACE CHARACTERIZATION ; 3. Chemical Considerations Regarding the Vapor-Phase Epitaxy of Binary and Ternary III-Nitride Thin Films ; 4. Autocompensated Surface Structure of GaN Film on Sapphire ; 5. In Situ Monitoring by Mass Spectrometry of Laser Ablation Plumes Used in Thin Film Deposition ; 6. Fullerenes and Polymers Produced by the Chemical Vapor Deposition Method ; 7. Chemical Vapor Deposition of Organic Compounds over Active Carbon Fiber To Control Its Porosity and Surface Function ; 8. Recombination of Oxygen and Nitrogen Atoms on Silica and High-Temperature Coating Materials ; SOLUTION SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION ; 9. Application of Chemical Principles in the Solution Synthesis and Processing of Ceramic and Metal Particles ; 10. Precursors for Aqueous and Liquid-Based Processing of Ferroelectric Thin Films ; 11. Nucleation and Formation Mechanisms of Hydrothermally Derived Barium Titanate ; 12. Glycothermal Synthesis of Alpha Aluminum Oxide ; 13. Synthesis and Characterization of a Trimetallic Double-Alkoxide Precursor to Potassium Aluminosilicate ; 14. Synthesis of *b"-Alumina Polymer Precursor and Ultrafine *b"-Alumina Composition Powders ; PYROLYSIS AND COMBUSTION SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION ; 15. High-Rate Production of High-Purity, Non-Agglomerated Oxide Nanopowders in Flames ; 16. In-Situ Particle Size and Shape Analysis During Flame Synthesis of Nanosize Powders ; 17. Reactants Transport in Combustion Synthesis of Ceramics ; 18. A Comparison of the Syntheses of V, Nb, Mo Carbides and Nitrides by Temperature Programmed Reaction ; POLYMERIZATION SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION ; 19. Frontal Polymerization: Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis of Polymeric Materials ; 20. Synthesis and Characterization of Linear Tetraphenyl Tetramethyldisiloxane Diacetylene Copolymers ; 21. Blending Studies of Poly(siloxane acetylene) and Poly(carborane siloxane acetylene)