Hydrothermal Reactions for Materials Science and Engineering

An Overview of Research in Japan

  • Shigeyuki Sōmiya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Hydrothermal Reaction Sintering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shin-Ichi Hirano, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 3-3
    3. Shigeyuki Sōmiya, Shin-ichi Hirano, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shuichi Itoh, Hideyuki Kanai
      Pages 4-14
    4. Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 16-23
    5. Hideo Toraya, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 24-25
    6. Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 37-45
    7. Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya, Kimiyuki Kamino, Takahiro Nakagawa
      Pages 63-68
  3. Hydrothermal Oxidation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Hideo Toraya, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 75-75
    3. Hideo Toraya, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 82-84
    4. Hideo Toraya, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 85-89
    5. Hideo Toraya, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 90-99
    6. Shigeyuki Sōmiya, Masahiro Yoshimura, Shinya Kikugawa
      Pages 100-111
    7. Masahiro Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Ohira, Shigeyuki Sōmiya
      Pages 112-125

About this book


According to the late Professor Emeritus Seitaro Tsuboi,l the word 'hydrothermal' was used as early as 1849 by a British geologist, Sir Roderick Murchison (1792-187 I), in relation to the action of heated water in bringing about change in the earth's crust. The term abounds in later geological literature, and is most frequently met in connection with the processes that take place at a stage near the closing in the course of consolidation of magma. When a cooling magma reaches that stage, the residual liquid contains a large proportion of volatile components, chiefly water, and further cooling results in the formation of minerals of special interest or ore-deposits. A great concern of Tsuboi's as a petrologist was to elucidate the details of the nature of various actions involved in these 'hydrothermal processes', of which little was known. It is remarkable that, in the last few decades, extensive high-temperature and high-pressure experiments, in which water plays an important role, have become practicable in laboratories, owing to the development of new apparatus and new methods. As a result, the knowledge essential to the elucidation of 'hydrothermal processes' has been improved, but is still far from complete.


materials science

Editors and affiliations

  • Shigeyuki Sōmiya
    • 1
  1. 1.The Nishi-Tokyo UniversityJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-0743-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6819-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0743-0
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