Mullite and the mystery of Hessian wares.


have been used since the late Middle Ages by alchemists, chemists, assayers, minters and metallurgists 1–3 , but the factors responsible for their superior quality are unknown and several historically documented attempts to replicate their construction have failed 2,4,5. Here we show that the secret behind the remarkable properties of these early crucibles… (More)


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@article{MartinnTorres2006MulliteAT, title={Mullite and the mystery of Hessian wares.}, author={Marcos Martin{\'o}n-Torres and Thilo Rehren and Ian C. Freestone}, journal={Nature}, year={2006}, volume={444 7118}, pages={437-8} }