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agglomerate

a rock consisting of angular fragments of volcanic lava

agglomerate

[ə′gläm·ə·rət]
(geology)
A pyroclastic rock composed of angular rock fragments in a matrix of volcanic ash; typically occurs in volcanic vents.
(metallurgy)
A rigid mass of metallic particles that have been joined together by a powder metallurgical technique, such as sintering.
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The new technology, known as resonant macrosonic synthesis, would offer a number of advantages if used in acoustic compressors for household refrigerators, in small turbines for generating electricity, and in chambers for separating, agglomerating, levitating, mixing, or pulverizing materials, Lucas says.
Nano Cluster Devices is now able to deliver a stenciling technology whereby nanoclusters are used to build narrow wires without agglomerating or clogging the stencil.