Just as liquid water dissolves salt, molten metals can be used to dissolve elements and from this melt, precipitate materials.
Some materials are like royalty, they like to be carried. We sometime make materials by transporting them across a temperature gradient. Gases (vapor) are used for this process.
|X Ray DiffractionPerhaps the most important kind of characterization, x-ray diffraction is the best way to find out what we’ve actually made!|