Devitrification vs Crystallization - What's the difference?

devitrification | crystallization |


As nouns the difference between devitrification and crystallization

is that devitrification is the formation of small crystals in a glass as a result of slow cooling from the molten state while crystallization is (uncountable) the act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.

devitrification

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The formation of small crystals in a glass as a result of slow cooling from the molten state
  • crystallization

    Alternative forms

    * (UK) crystallisation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (uncountable) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
  • (countable) The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
  • (uncountable, physics, chemistry) The formation of a solid from a solution, melt, vapour or from a different solid phase
  • (countable) The process or the result of becoming more definite or precise.
  • Derived terms

    * fractional crystallization * water of crystallization