[time-nuts] Super stable BVA Quartz resonators... BVA??
Richard (Rick) Karlquist
richard at karlquist.com
Fri Dec 7 11:44:33 EST 2007
Reminds me of the "SC" cut crystal.
It either means "Stress Compensated" or "Santa Clara",
where it was discovered :-)
The BVA has been around for a long time and you
would think that if there was really something to
it, everybody would be making them. Of course, they
are very difficult to make.
Rick Karlquist N6RK
John Ackermann N8UR wrote:
> Michael Baker wrote:
>> I have found out how a BVA resonator is fabricated, but
>> I have not discovered what the acronym "BVA" stands for.
>> I suspect that the "B" in "BVA" may refer to Raymond Besson
>> the discoverer of the BVA quartz resonator, but I
>> have not been able to confirm that.
>> Can anyone on the list shed some light on this?
> I don't have the exact translation handy, but I ran across something
> indicating that BVA was an acronym in French for something like
> "improved aging rate".
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