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Title: Vacuum electrolysis of quartz

Abstract

The disclosure is directed to a method for processing quartz used in fabricating crystal resonators such that transient frequency change of resonators exposed to pulse irradiation is virtually eliminated. The method involves heating the crystal quartz in a hydrogen-free atmosphere while simultaneously applying an electric field in the Z-axis direction of the crystal. The electric field is maintained during the cool-down phase of the process.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA
OSTI Identifier:
862447
Patent Number(s):
US 3932777
Application Number:
05/528,552
Assignee:
Bliley Electric Company (Erie, PA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AT(29-1)-789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
vacuum; electrolysis; quartz; disclosure; directed; method; processing; fabricating; crystal; resonators; transient; frequency; change; exposed; pulse; irradiation; virtually; eliminated; involves; heating; hydrogen-free; atmosphere; simultaneously; applying; electric; field; z-axis; direction; maintained; cool-down; phase; process; virtually eliminated; method involves; electric field; frequency change; simultaneously applying; method involve; involves heating; virtually eliminate; free atmosphere; crystal quartz; /310/117/

Citation Formats

King, James Claude. Vacuum electrolysis of quartz. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
King, James Claude. Vacuum electrolysis of quartz. United States.
King, James Claude. Tue . "Vacuum electrolysis of quartz". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862447.
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
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