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1938 - Dr. Sidney Seigel, Westinghouse Research Fellow, with the vacuum electric furnace in which he makes single crystals of gold and copper atoms

2,000 DEGREES FOR SINGLE CRYSTALS OF GOLD & COPPER ATOMS

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Electric Furnaces

June 16, 1938

Dr. Sidney Seigel, Westinghouse Research Fellow, with the vacuum electric furnace in which he makes single crystals of gold and copper atoms.

By heating the metal to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and cooling it slowly, the furnace causes the atoms to arrange themselves in orderly patterns. 

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