Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 193–199 | Cite as

‘Soft solution processing’in situ fabrication of morphology-controlled advanced ceramic materials in low temperature solutions without firing

  • Masahiro Yoshimura
  • Kyoo-Seung Han
  • Wojciech Suchanek
Ceramics And Glasses


A process called ‘soft solution processing’ has been introduced to fabricate advanced solid state materials in an economical, environmental friendly, and energy and material efficient way. A concise discussion of how to improve the synthetic conditions and how to extend the applied system is given. The successful examples show that soft solution processing is capable of preparing advanced materials with planned properties through the easy control of reaction conditions in a suitable aqueous solution in a single synthetic step without huge energy consumption for sintering or melting and without any sophisticated equipment.


Soft solution processing environmentally friendly processing hydrothermal reaction electrochemical reaction electrochemical-hydrothermal reaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masahiro Yoshimura
    • 1
  • Kyoo-Seung Han
    • 1
  • Wojciech Suchanek
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Materials Design, Materials and Structures LaboratoryTokyo Institute of TechnologyMidori, YokohamaJapan

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