verneuil pro cess

Verneuil process

[vur-noi; French ver-nœ-yuh]
noun
a process for making synthetic rubies, sapphires, spinels, etc., by the fusion at high temperatures of powdered compounds.


Origin:
named after A.V.L. Verneuil, 19th-century French mineralogist

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