Synthetic quartz

Synthetic quartz

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Synthetic quartz. Crystal of synthetic quartz (silicone dioxide) held between two electrodes. Quartz vibrates at a steady rate in reaction to an electrical charge. This allows it to be used in watches to keep time accurately.

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Keywords: accurate, artificial, crystal, crystal oscillator, crystalline, electric, electrical charge, electrode, electrodes, mineral, oscillation, piezoelectric, piezoelectricity, quartz, quartz clock, reaction, resonator, synthetic, synthetic quartz vibration, technological, technology, time, time keeping, time-keeping, watch

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