The new quartz hybrid nail from highly educated is in. Here's an article that Highly Educated posted that will explain all about titanium and quartz. A definite must read!!!
The rumors I’ve been spreading are true. Highly Educated has been working behind the scenes to begin the journey of manufacturing machined quartz accessories. Our first release is the V1 quartz dish attachment which connects to our new titanium H-adapter body to create a DualiTi Ti/Qtz Hybrid accessory.
The first run of V1 quartz dish attachments will be offered with our new H-Adapter (available in both 14/18mm & 10mm) titanium bodies as well as being InfiniTi nail compatible. The dish will also work with our V2 Carb Caps, UniTi Caps, and PartiCaps. The dish will have a retail price of $75 sold separately, or $145 for a complete nail kit (H-Adapter, Ti Fastener, Quartz Dish).
Highly Educated quartz accessories are machined from GE semiconductor grade fused quartz. Much like our titanium, our quartz is machined right here in the United States and is 99.9% pure.
The V1 Quartz dish will be both torch and flat coil e-nail compatible off the shelf, or it can be made 16mm & 20mm barrel coil e-nail compatible with an aftermarket adapter.
For the first time, we have decided to offer anodized titanium bodies to help your nail better match your rig. Previously we have stayed away from anodizing nails as the extreme heat from a direct flame will alter the oxide layers thickness altering the illusion of color on the nail head and resulting in either an unhappy or confused customer. As the communities understanding of the anodizing process has increased over the years, the fear and confusion of the color fading is less likely to be misinterpreted. Ideally, the quartz dish will be taking the brunt of the flame, leaving the bottom titanium body to preserve its color. The standard colors we offer are gold, blue, purple, pink, and green.
Read more information about the quartz material we use below from quartz.com
Semiconductor Grade Fused Quartz Tubing
In the semiconductor industry a combination of extreme purity and excellent high temperature properties make fused quartz tubing an ideal furnace chamber for processing silicon wafers. The material can tolerate the wide temperature gradients and high heat rates of the process. And its purity creates the low contamination environment required for achieving high wafer yields.
One reason that GE fused quartz tubing can withstand the wide thermal gradients and chemical environments of wafer processing operations is its (OH-) content of less than 10 ppm water in most grades. Low OH- minimizes the sag rate at diffusion temperatures, and effectively retards the progress of devitrification. Because of its low hydroxyl content, GE Quartz tubing does not require special coatings that could potentially release contaminants at elevated temperatures.
Controlled Process: The performance of most fused quartz products is closely related to the purity of the material. GE’s proprietary raw material bonification and fusion processes are closely monitored and controlled to yield typically less than 50 ppm total elemental impurities by weight. GE clear fused quartz varieties have a nominal purity of 99.995 W % SiO2.
One of the most important properties of fused quartz is its extremely low coefficient of expansion: 5.5 x 10 -7 mm øC (20-320øC). Its coefficient is 1/34 that of copper and only 1/7 of borosilicate glass. This makes the material particularly useful for optical flats, mirrors, furnace windows and critical optical applications which require minimum sensitivity to thermal changes. A related property is its unusually high thermal shock resistance. For example, thin sections can be heated rapidly to above 1500 øC and then plunged into water without cracking. The residual stress or design, depending on the application, may be in the range of 1.7 x 10 7 to 20.4 x 10 7 Pa (25 to 300 psi). As a general rule, it is possible to cool up to 100øC/hour for sections less than 25 mm thick.