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Fused Silica (SiO2) UV Grade

Fused Silica comes in IR and UV grades. The UV grades are sold under several trade names including Suprasil. This material is sometimes referred to by the misnomer crystal quartz. Synthetic crystal quartz is bi-refringent and its applications differ from those of fused silica. The UV grade of this material is useful for UV applications, which include spectroscopy cuvettes and applications at 1064nm such as YAG laser protective windows.


Optical Properties - Fused Silica (SiO2) UV Grade

Transmission Range: 180nm to 2.5Ám
Refractive Index: 1.53 @ 220nm, 1.45 @ 1.05Ám

Physical Properties-- Fused Silica (SiO2) UV Grade

Hardness (Knoop): 460 kg/mm2
Apparent Elastic Limit: 49.64 MPa
Modulus of Rupture: 7100 psi
Structure: Amorphous

Chemical Properties - Fused Silica (SiO2) UV Grade

Solubility: Insoluble in water. Soluble in HF.