QUARTZ, FUSED QUARTZ, FUSED SILICA, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Quartz is a term used to describe many different compact forms of SiO2. As one of the second most common and varied minerals on earth, its abundant and can be found in crystalline form, naturally occurring, in many colors that ...
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THERMAL SHOCK VS TENSILE STRENGTH: A COMPARISON STUDY

It is a popular fallacy among consumers of quartz (fused quartz) to equate its thermal shock resistance to its tensile strength. In reality this is far from the truth. Quartz actually has significantly less mechanical strength than glass (borosilicate). So ...
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Why should we care about quartz?

Quartz is beautiful. It shimmers in light and its rainbow of colors have stoked the imagination of everyone from admirers seeking spiritual healing to young geoscientists. But most quartz on Earth does not look like the gorgeous minerals we admire ...
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What are the uses of quartz tubes?

Quartz tubes can be roughly divided into the following types: transparent quartz tubes, UV-filtered quartz tubes, colored quartz tubes, etc. Quartz tube has the characteristics of good thermal stability, good light transmission, good electrical insulation, corrosion resistance and high temperature ...
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Glass 101: Fused Silica vs. Quartz

Quartz, fused quartz, quartz glass, silica, fused silica… the list of terms used to describe various silica-based materials is long, confusing, and often misunderstood. In this article, we take a close look at the unique properties of quartz and fused ...
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THE MINERAL QUARTZ

Quartz is one of the most well-known minerals on earth. It occurs in basically all mineral environments, and is the important constituent of many rocks. Quartz is also the most varied of all minerals, occurring in all different forms, habits, ...
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What Are the Differences between Beakers and Flasks?

There are several differences between the two common laboratory containers called beakers and flasks. The main difference between beakers and flasks is their shapes. A beaker is a cylinder with a lip for pouring and no lid. Flasks are curved ...
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What Is Quartz Silica?

Quartz silica, also known as crystalline silica or crystalline silicone dioxide, is a mineral that is found in nature. It is one of the most abundant minerals on earth, and there are hundreds of different varieties of it, some of ...
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What Is a Quartz Crucible?

A quartz crucible is a cup or bowl-shaped container made from quartz glass. It is used for holding and heating materials in laboratories and in certain industrial applications like the manufacture of silicon wafers for microchips and in solar cell ...
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What are the Different Types of Laboratory Supplies?

There are numerous types of laboratories. These include those used for forensics, medical analysis, and research and development. Since different types of testing require different equipment, laboratory supplies can greatly vary. Some items, however, can be considered common in laboratories, ...
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