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Synthetic quartz manufacture. Factory floor with multiple autoclaves (high pressure, high temperature vessels) used in synthetic quartz crystal production. Synthetic quartz crystals are produced in an autoclave by hydrothermal synthesis: crystallisation from high-temperature aqueous sodium silicate solution at high vapour pressure. Synthetic quartz is used in the electronics industry. Photographed at the Kristall crystal production facility in Yuzhnouralsk, Chelyabinsk region, Russia.
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