New Book - Hydrothermal Technology for Crystal Growth

William Andrew Publishing newbook at williamandrew.com
Wed May 23 12:32:25 EST 2001


Norwich, N.Y. - William Andrew Publishing announces the 
publication of a unique new book on the methods of hydrothermal 
technique - "Handbook of Hydrothermal Technology: Technology for 
Crystal Growth and Materials Processing." This handbook provides 
a single source for understanding how aqueous solvents or 
mineralizers work under temperature and pressure to dissolve and 
recrystallize normally insoluble materials, and decompose or 
recycle waste material. The result is the most efficient method 
in crystal growth, materials processing and waste treatment.

Quartz, zeolites, gemstones, perovskite type oxides, ferrites, 
carbon allotropes, complex coordinated compounds and many other 
products are now produced using hydrothermal technology. This 
handbook gives a comprehensive overview of the subject, and a 
detailed description of all the major methods of hydrothermal 
technique in use today. While the book covers theory, it is 
aimed at practical applications in the lab and in industry.

Key features of the book include: (1) A look at the evolution of 
the technology from geology to a technology with widespread 
industrial use today. (2) Descriptions of the equipment used 
(autoclave) and how it works. (3) A look at the problems 
involved with the growth of crystals, processing technological 
materials, and environmental and safety issues. (4) An analysis 
of where today's technology is heading.

"Hydrothermal Technology" is written by two experts - Dr. K. 
Byrappa and Dr. Masahiro Yoshimura. Dr. Byrappa is a professor 
at the University of Mysore in India, specializing in 
hydrothermal techniques, crystal growth and materials 
processing. He has published over 120 research articles, edited 
several books, and has worked in several international 
laboratories. Dr. Yoshimura is a professor at the Tokyo 
Institute of Technology where he is director of the Center for 
Materials Design, Materials and Structure Lab. Dr. Yoshimura is 
editor of a number of books and author of more than 500 research 

Because hydrothermal technology is an interdisciplinary science, 
those who would be interested in this book include physicists, 
chemists, engineers, food scientists, organic chemists, 
materials scientists, earth scientists, environmental 
scientists, ceramists and those in industry involved with 
crystal growth and materials science.

List of Chapters:

1.  Hydrothermal Technology: Principles and Applications
2.  History of Hydrothermal Technology
3.  Apparatus (Autoclaves)
4.  Physical Chemistry of Hydrothermal Growth of Crystals
5.  Hydrothermal Growth of Some Selected Crystals
6.  Hydrothermal Synthesis of Zeolites
7.  Hydrothermal Synthesis of Complex Coordinated Crystals
8.  Hydrothermal Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Fluorides, 
    Sulfides, Tungstates, Molybdates and Related Compounds
9.  Hydrothermal Synthesis of Native Elements and Simple Oxides
10. Hydrothermal Processing of Materials

William Andrew Publishing is a science and technical book 
publisher specializing in practical references for engineers, 
scientists and technicians. With more than 400 titles, William 
Andrew also publishes under the imprints of Noyes Publications, 
Plastics Design Library, and SciTech Publishing.

ISBN 0-8155-1445-X * 875 PAGES * (C)2001

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