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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