transparent quartz

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Noun1.transparent quartz - a clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipmenttransparent quartz - a clear quartz used in making electronic and optical equipment
quartz - a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities
rhinestone - an imitation diamond made from rock crystal or glass or paste
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A rutilated quartz is basically a transparent quartz with unique golden yellow hair-like inclusions.
Pictet described the specimens as "transparent pieces of pink fluorite of the tetrahedral double-pyramidal form, sometimes layered in feldspar and transparent quartz" (Asselborn, 1993, 1999).
For the investigation of optical, photoluminescence, and photoelectrochemical properties of a charge-transfer complex thin polymer films deposited onto optically transparent quartz substrates were employed.
Ueno and his colleagues analyzed samples of transparent quartz taken from the Dresser formation in Western Australia.
A specialty which Amilcar has served up in recent times is yellow-green muscovite in rosette-shaped aggregates forming solid coatings on transparent quartz crystals: these specimens are very colorful and attractive.
CIBA uses molds made of transparent quartz glass, which can be reused, unlike the plastic molds used for hydrogel lenses.
The transparent quartz crystals, reaching 4 cm long, are thickly included with red-brown acicular rutile such that the overall body color is golden brown: these crystals look strikingly like the familiar ones from Novo Horizonte, Bahia, Brazil.
Highly lustrous, part-gemmy, classically ax-shaped, medium-brown ferro-axinite crystals to 5 cm form groups with colorless, transparent quartz prisms, the latter reaching 10 cm.

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