Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 135–140 | Cite as

Current sol-gel activities in Japan

  • Sumio Sakka
Original Article


In Japan, sol-gel research activities are very prosperous and there are many successful commercial products. It appears that this trend will continue into the future. In this article, basic sol-gel research carried out in Japanese universities and applications of the sol-gel method to industrial production will be described. It should be noted that many unique studies, including photocatalysts and products involving coatings applied to automobiles and display panels, are found in Japan.


Sol-gel works in Japan Basic studies Sol-gel products Industrial products 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumio Sakka
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  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityHirakataJapan

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