Silica Glass

Alternative Designations: Si02

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Description

Silica glass is an isotropic material commonly seen as the glassy form of quartz. It is tough, hard, and expands slowly. Vitreous silica is the generic term that describes all forms of silica glass. The two major types of silica glass are; fused quartz and fused silica. Both materials allow transparent fusions from the sand.

Silica glass is capable of withstanding temperatures of over 1250℃. In addition, it has virtually no risk of breakage from rapid heating and cooling. This material works well in electrical and thermal insulation due to its appealing electrical properties and high electrical resistivity.

Key Features

Inert to most substances • Resistance to thermal shock • High purity