A set of questions at the end of each chapter helps to connect theory with practice, and an accompanying solutions manual is available to instructors. This book is also of appeal to postgraduate students, post–doctoral researchers and those working in industry requiring knowledge of solid–state synthesis.
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Foreword (Derek J. Fray).
2 Practical Equipment.
2.3 Fabrication of Ceramic Monoliths.
2.5 Powder X–ray Diffractometry.
3 Artificial Cuprorivaite CaCuSi4O10 (Egyptian Blue) by a Salt–Flux Method.
4 Artificial Covellite CuS by a Solid Vapour Reaction.
5 Turbostratic Boron Nitride t–BN by a Solid Gas Reaction Using Ammonia as the Nitriding Reagent.
6 Rubidium Copper Iodide Chloride Rb4Cu16I7Cl13 by a Solid–State Reaction.
7 Copper Titanium Zirconium Phosphate CuTiZr(PO4)3 by a Solid–State Reaction Using Ammonium Dihydrogenphosphate as the Phosphating Reagent.
8 Cobalt Ferrite CoFe2O4 by a Coprecipitation Method.
9 Lead Zirconate Titanate PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3 by a Coprecipitation Method Followed by Calcination.
10 Yttrium Barium Cuprate YBa2Cu3O7 ( ∼ 0) by a Solid–State Reaction Followed by Oxygen Intercalation.
11 Single Crystals of Ordered Zinc Tin Phosphide ZnSnP2 by a Solution–Growth Technique Using Molten Tin as the Solvent.
12 Artificial Kieftite CoSb3 by an Antimony Self–Flux Method.
13 Artificial Violarite FeNi2S4 by a Hydrothermal Method Using DL–Penicillamine as the Sulfiding Reagent.
14 Artificial Willemite Zn1.96Mn0.04SiO4 by a Hybrid Coprecipitation and Sol–Gel Method.
15 Artificial Scheelite CaWO4 by a Microwave–Assisted Solid–State Metathetic Reaction.
16 Artificial Hackmanite Na8[Al6Si6O24]Cl1.8S0.1 by a Structure–Conversion Method with Annealing Under a Reducing Atmosphere.
17 Gold–Ruby Glass from a Potassium–Antimony–Borosilicate Melt with a Controlled Annealing.