Accession Number : ADP001519

Title :   Growth Tunnels in Quartz Crystals,


Personal Author(s) : Katz,S. ; Halperin,A. ; Schieber,M.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Tunnels observed in unetched quartz crystals showing a multitude of orientations in the crystal are described. They varied from a fraction of a micron up to about 2 microns in their diameters, and penetrated a few millimeters into the crystal. The diameter was constant along the whole length of a given tunnel. It is suggested that these tunnels as well as tunnels in quartz in general, were formed during the growth of the crystal. By this assumption etching only broadens existing tunnels, and so makes them observable optically.

Descriptors :   *Frequency, *Control, *Symposia, *Quartz, *Crystals, Crystal growth, Tunnels, Microstructure, Observation, Optical properties, Illumination, Inspection, Crystal defects

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE