The microwave irradiation has been applied to the chemical analysis, the materials synthesis, sintering and joining of ceramics, and heating for food processing etc. In this review, the hydrothermal process combined with the microwave irradiation is introduced at the viewpoint of the material synthesis. The results prepared by the microwave-hydrothermal are also presented. The microwave-hydrothermal method is an energy-saving process because of rapid heating and increase of the kinetics of reaction compared to the conventional hydrothermal method.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry