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, science and technology of metals and their alloys. Modern metallurgical research is concerned with the preparation of radioactive metals, with obtaining metals economically from low-grade ores, with obtaining and refining rare metals hitherto not used, and with the
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A nonmetallic product resulting from the interaction of flux and impurities in the smelting and refining of metals. Also known as bloom.
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A grayish aggregate left as a residue of blast furnaces; used as surfacing on built-up roofing and in manufactured products such as slag cement and slag wool. Also see blast-furnace slag.
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1. the fused material formed during the smelting or refining of metals by combining the flux with gangue, impurities in the metal, etc. It usually consists of a mixture of silicates with calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, etc.
2. a mass of rough fragments of pyroclastic rock and cinders derived from a volcanic eruption; scoria
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