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  • Something that is supercooled to nearly absolute zero that has an extremely high specific heat. And that, even, could only hold it for a limited period of time.
  • Actually I found that tungsten can melt at 3422° C or 6192°F but you are right, it is the element with the highest melting point. I would think that the boiling water in a paper cup idea could be used to work with tungsten and also pure tungsten isn't usually worked with. But interesting question.
  • "Melting point 3695 K" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tungsten "melting point of 3820 K" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond Carbon has the highest melting point in the structure of diamond, thus a diamond case can store molten Tungsten.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_elements_by_melting_point It shows that there are 3 types of carbon with a higher melting point! There are also quite a few elements that do not have a known melting point. I would also guess that certain alloys might melt at a higher temperature but have no way to proove this
    • Jewels Vern
      Any solution of two substances has a lower melting point than either of the substances. That is only if they will dissolve in each other, such as an alloy. That is what 'eutectic' means.
  • Things that are not elements - particularly ceramics. The melting point of a compound has nothing to do with the melting point of its component elements. Both hydrogen and oxygen have boiling points far below the melting point of water.
  • Very simple, you can use composite things to container it, e.g. specifically design metals, with high thermal conductivity and impurities designed to raise the melting point.
  • temperature of the tin welding arc
  • A properly made earthen metallurgical crucible can hold it.
  • id take a guess, the sun.
  • Ya mum!

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