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Mullite Crystals


These grow in the porcelain matrix during firing and are a big reason why vitrified porcelain is so strong (the fired porcelain matrix is not just a bunch of silica particles glued together with feldspar glass, it has a complex structure, mullite is a key part of that). Mullite crystals are converted from kaolin particles and are long, producing a fibrous mesh.

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