[time-nuts] What interrupts aging?

William H. Fite omniryx at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 09:08:47 EST 2017

No, it is not possible to grow absolutely perfect quartz crystals, nor do
they occur naturally. I had a connection with some Corning researchers
years ago who were trying to do exactly that. They found it impossible to
control the hundreds of variables necessary to accomplish that goal.
Happily, they also found it to be unnecessary, even for applications
considerably more demanding than the time-and-frequency issues that concern
this list.

On Monday, February 6, 2017, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com>

> On 2/5/2017 4:19 PM, Peter Reilley wrote:
>> I am curious: is the quartz in a high quality quartz crystal perfect?
>> That is; is the
>> crystalline lattice perfect, without flaws or impurities?   I assume
>> that the quartz is
>> grown in a furnace, can we grow perfect quartz crystals?
>> Pete.
> Even a perfect crystal has thermal stress as the temperature changes.
> Rick
> _______________________________________________
> time-nuts mailing list -- time-nuts at febo.com
> To unsubscribe, go to https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/m
> ailman/listinfo/time-nuts
> and follow the instructions there.

If you gaze long into an abyss, your coffee will get cold.

More information about the time-nuts mailing list