from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A trade-name of a refractory material useful as a furnace-lining and in making fire-proof bricks, crucibles, muffles, etc., made by the interaction of carbon and silica in an electric furnace, less carbon and a somewhat lower temperature being required than in the manufacture of carborundum.


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  • The electric furnace at Niagara Falls has been able to produce still another combination in the form of siloxicon by heating carbon and silicon to a temperature slightly below that required to produce carborundum.

    The Story of Electricity


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