While they are beautiful naturally occurring minerals in themselves, quartz crystals also serve a practical purpose in the world of technology – most notably, when applied to electronics.
Thankfully, crystal quartz is relatively easy to come by. We stock it in great quantities at EuroQuartz and supply it regularly to the defence, medical, aerospace, telecoms and electronic engineering sectors. Its specialist properties are utilised to great effect in all of these fields and others.
So what are quartz crystals used for, exactly? We’ll explain a little more below.
What are the Uses of Crystal Quartz?
The most common practical applications of quartz crystals are the powering of timepieces such as watches as well as communication devices such as radios. They can be used in the production of signal generators and can produce a voltage without having to be connected to mains electricity – making them exceptionally useful when utilised within mobile vehicles or to power devices that are intended to be worn or carried out and about.
What is the Function of Quartz Crystals?
In order to activate its properties, crystal quartz is first vibrated or distorted by being exposed to an electromagnetic field. Because quartz resonates piezoelectricity, as soon as that magnetic field is removed, the crystals begin to oscillate at a precise and consistent frequency, generating their own magnetic field at the same time. This allows them to provide power for various pieces of equipment independent of any other power source.
Are There Different Types of Crystal Quartz?
The main differences between the crystals sold at EuroQuartz are the frequencies at which they oscillate. This can range from double-figured kilohertz to hundreds of megahertz, and means that different quartz crystals can be applied in a variety of ways depending on this facet.
How Can I Purchase Quartz Crystal for a Project or Job?
The easiest way to select crystal quartz that will work for your intended purpose is to make contact with EuroQuartz today. Not only do we supply quartz crystals of various frequencies, we also stock specialist quartz oscillators along with their relevant components and accessories.
Whether you work in the defence, medical, aerospace, telecoms or electronic engineering sectors or in another field entirely, we’re bound to have access to a product that meets your exact requirements. If by any chance we do not have what you need in stock, we also offer a Custom Build service that enables us to create items and components to precise specifications.
You can take a look at our range of products here, or, for more specific enquiries, get in touch with our team today on 01460 230000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your requirements. We’ll be more than happy to assist you or simply point you in the right direction. Remember, if we don’t have what you need in stock, it’s highly likely that we’ll be able to build it for you – so be sure to let us know as much detail as you possibly can in order to assist us, and we’ll be sure to produce something that matches your requirements exactly.