Jean Darcet

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Jean Darcet (1724-1801) is another of the famous French scientists that devoted his life to teaching, to science, and to the development of the national industry at the critical time of the Revolution. His well-known memoir on the behavior of minerals under high heat led to a better classification of them and to his discovery of the method for making true porcelain from native raw materials, a finding that made France independent of external sources and transformed Sévres into a world-famous ceramic industry. He discovered the alloy that carries his name, a material that found many industrial uses, even in our time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalRevista CENIC. Ciencias Quimicas
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2004


  • minerals
  • high temperatures
  • true porcelain
  • ceramic
  • Darcet's alloy


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