A crucible is a container that can withstand very high temperatures and is used for metal, glass, and pigment production as well as a number of modern laboratory processes. While crucibles historically were usually made from clay, they can be made from any material that withstands temperatures high enough to melt or otherwise alter its contents.

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The Crucible (1996 film) - Background
... The Crucible, in which Miller likened the situation with the House Un-American Activities Committee to the witch hunt in Salem in 1692, opened at the Beck Theatre on Broadway on ... at the time of its initial release, today The Crucible is Miller's most frequently produced work throughout the world and was adapted into an opera by Robert Ward which won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in ... took an interest in Miller himself not long after The Crucible opened, denying him a passport to attend the play's London opening in 1954 ...
Morgan Crucible - History
... in 1856 as The Patent Plumbago Syndicate Limited to make graphite crucibles ... The current name of the company, The Morgan Crucible Company, was adopted in 1881 and it diversified into carbon brushes in 1904 ... In 1939 the company's subsidiary Morganite Crucible opened its works at Norton in Worcestershire ...
Micro-pulling-down - Crystal Growth Routine
... The general stages of the growths include charging of the crucible with starting materials (mixture of powders), heating of the crucible until starting materials in the crucible are ...
Sports-related Curses - C - Crucible Curse
... In snooker, the "Crucible Curse" refers to the fact that no first-time winner of the World Snooker Championship has successfully defended his title since the event was first held at ... The "curse" can even be seen in the pre-Crucible era—the three first-time champions between the start of the championship's "modern era" in 1969 and its move to the Crucible all ...
Crucible History - Medieval Period
... of copper and its alloys such as leaded bronze were smelted in crucibles similar to those of the roman period which have thinner walls and flat bases to sit ... with the introduction of new tempering material for the ceramic crucibles ... Some of these copper alloy crucibles were used in the making of bells ...

Famous quotes containing the word crucible:

    The high plains, the beginning of the desert West, often act as a crucible for those who inhabit them. Like Jacob’s angel, the region requires that you wrestle with it before it bestows a blessing.
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