The quartz crystal — what’s so special about it?

Quartz is one of the most common crystals in our planet’s crust, consisting of chemical elements (Silicon and Oxygen) that are also very common in our piece. But quartz crystals have fascinated humans for centuries, and several industries have important ...
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The Importance of Laboratory Consumables in the Life Sciences Industry

Laboratory testing consumables are typically not amenable to substitution and laboratory consumables heavily rely on single-use plastics in their day-to-day operations. Laboratories are subject to rigid scientific and regulatory processes to ensure the accuracy and reliability of data as well ...
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Types of Quartz used in Industrial Applications

Quartz possesses many useful physical properties that render it a suitable material for creating a range of products that have important industrial applications. Below we provide examples of these quartz products and their use, which include: Quartz Crystal OscillatorsQuartz LabwareQuartz ...
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Using Quartz in Photovoltaics

Standard photovoltaic cells require extremely pure polysilicon, which is made from quartz - a mineral comprised of silicon and oxygen (SiO2). Many facets of a photovoltaic cell and its various production processes also use glass made from fused quartz. The ...
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New injection moulding technique allows glass to be cast in any shape

Fused silica glass offers numerous benefits as a material, but manufacturers often avoid using it because of the high temperatures required. However, researchers in Germany have now produced high quality glassware at far lower temperatures using injection moulding. Their technique ...
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What is the Difference Between Fused Silica and Quartz

The key difference between fused silica and quartz is that fused silica contains non-crystalline silica glass whereas quartz contains crystalline silica. Fused silica is also known as fused quartz. It is a glass containing almost pure silica in an amorphous ...
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GLASSBLOWING FOR THE LAB

There was a time when ordering some glassware from a distributor meant making a sizable minimum order, sending a check in the mail and waiting weeks for a box full of — hopefully intact — glassware to arrive. In those ...
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Burnout, expertise gaps plague EPA chemicals office

Key EPA programs are facing a steep staffing shortage that some employees worry will imperil critical chemicals work and certain Biden administration priorities, even as advocates say the agency has no real plan for fixing the problem. Parts of the ...
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Chemistry Glassware Names and Uses

What would a chemistry lab be without glassware? Common types of glassware include beakers, flasks, pipettes, and test tubes. Each of these containers has its own unique form and purpose. BeakersScience beakersYagi Studio / Getty ImagesBeakers are the workhorse glassware ...
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Quartz Tube and Rod Information

Quartz tube and rod consists of hollow and solid stock configurations of fused quartz materials. They function in an array of applications, including laboratories, semiconductors, sight gages, optics, pharmaceutical and industrial processes. Quartz is shock resistant, allowing it to withstand ...
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