Rapid quenching of an experimental sample

A scientist stands in front of a laboratory hood, wearing fire-resistant safety gear, and cooling a glowing cylindrical sample

Detailed Description

Experimental samples are quenched rapidly to preserve features of the melt, rather than allowing sample material to cool slowly and crystallize. The high temperature of the samples as they leave the furnace requires the experimenter to wear fire-resistant safety gear and face protection. 

Details

Image Dimensions: 690 x 725

Location Taken: US