This reference offers an overview of the bulk and surface properties of perovskite-like structures, and provides the latest discussions on the applications of these materials and processes. It also introduces ceramic methods for the processing of perovskite-derived high Tc cuprates.;Examining every available procedure for synthesizing high-surface-area perovskite oxides, this book: delineates processing techniques for preparing perovskite-derived high-critical-temperature superconductors; illustrates the relevance of physiochemical methods to investigate bulk and surface structures of perovskite compounds; explicates the importance of surface composition in the context of catalytic behaviour; summarizes methods of changing stoichiometry; shows how to design perovskite oxides for a given purpose; reviews key solid-state properties; and presents the major applications.
Table of Contents
Preparation of bulk and supported perovskites, J. Twu and P.K. Gallagher; high Tc superconductive cuprates - processing and properties, C. Moure and P. Duran; oxidative nonstoichiometry in perovskite oxides, D.M. Smyth; high Tc superconductive cuprates - classification and nonstoichiometry, B. Raveau et al; thermoelectrical properties of some copper perovskite-type materials, O. Cabeza et al; optical spectroscopy of perovskite-type oxides, G. Blasse; poisoning of perovskite oxides by sulfur dioxide, Li Wan; infrared spectroscopy and temperature-programmed desorption of perovskite surfaces, J.M.D. Tascon et al; composition and structure of perovskite surfaces, J.L.G. Fierro; total oxidation of hydrocarbons on perovskite oxides, T. Seiyama; hydrogenation and hydrogenolysis of hydrocarbons on perovskite oxides, K. Ichimura et al; hydrogenation of carbon oxides over perovskite-type oxides, J.L.G. Fierro; CO oxidation and NO reduction on perovskite oxides, B. Viswanathan; partial oxidation of hydrocarbons and oxygenated compounds on perovskite oxides, T. Shimizu; photocatalysis on fine powders of perovskite oxides, R.T.N. Kutty and M. Avudaithai; reduction of sulfur dioxide on perovskite oxides, D. Brynn Hibbert; decomposition of N2O on perovskite-related oxides, C.S. Swarmy and J. Christopher; perovskite oxides as solid state chemical sensors, T. Arakawa.