verneuil process


ver·​neuil process
variants or verneuil method
F vernœœy
: a procedure for growing large crystals (as of sapphire, ruby, spinel, or rutile) by adding the powdered material to the top of a rod the end of which is maintained at or close to the melting point by a flame directed vertically downward upon it

Word History


after Auguste Victor Louis Verneuil †1913, French chemist who devised it

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“Verneuil process.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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