verneuil process

noun
ver·​neuil process
variants: or verneuil method \ (ˈ)ver¦nər-​ , -​nə̄ē , F vernœœy \

Definition of verneuil process

: 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

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History and Etymology for verneuil process

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

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“Verneuil process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verneuil%20process. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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