Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville: A physician turned metallurgist

  title={Henri {\'E}tienne Sainte-Claire Deville: A physician turned metallurgist},
  author={J. Wisniak},
  journal={Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance},
  • J. Wisniak
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville (1818-1881) is well known for his work on metallurgy, on the separation and preparation of many metals on a large scale and in a very pure state, and developing the concepts and principles of the dissociation of gases. He was the first to prepare N2O5 in crystalline state and to develop an inexpensive process for the industrial manufacture of sodium and aluminum. Among the many metals he separated susccessfully are silicon, magnesium, platinum, iridium… 

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