Synthesis Lab

synthesis_panoramic1Flux Growth

Just as liquid water dissolves salt, molten metals can be used to dissolve elements and from this melt, precipitate materials.

L05 - glasswork-xue,tessVapor Transport

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!