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An apparatus for atomization of high temperature melts to from very finely divided powder. The apparatus has a ceramic central melt delivery tube. Melt is introduced at the top and exits at the bottom. At the exit surface a high velocity gas impinges on the melt to atomize the melt into fine particles. The bottom portion of the melt delivery tube has an internal shape to expand the external configuration of the melt stream.