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4 Technologies You Didn’t Know Were Made Possible By Crystals

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Convincing a skeptic of crystal healing may be more challenging than we thought, but there is so much more evidence of its properties and uses that the average Joe may not be aware of till now. By wielding the properties of different crystals, many existing technologies have improved. Not many people were privy to this kind of information. Keep reading the article to know what technologies were furthered by using crystals.

1. Clock Mechanism 

Do not be surprised. One of the most common household items that we have is crystal-powered. Quartz is viably one of the most crucial crystals found in modern technology. When timepieces first surfaced around 1927, quartz fueled the electronic oscillators used to make the item work. This crystal helped these oscillators make an accurate reading of time. The mechanism of the quartz clock is more sustainable to use. When you compare it to its counterpart, the quartz clock only uses a very minimal amount of electricity. 

The electrical energy we are talking about is Piezoelectricity. This technology uses crystals to convert mechanical energy into electrical or vice versa.

2. Sonar Technology 

Ultrasonic detection during WW1 using this kind of technology is the first practical piezoelectricity application. Gluing an ultra-fine quartz crystal between two steel plates with an attached hydrophone creates a transducer capable of returning an echo. The success of sonar technology brought an opportunity to produce more devices and technologies that utilize piezoelectricity. 

3. Inkjet Printers 

Here is another example of a piece of equipment that utilizes piezoelectricity. The print heads contain piezoelectric crystals located near the rear of the ink nozzles. When small amounts of electric charge hit the crystal, it vibrates inwards, causing crystal expansion. When this happens, ink droplets fall onto the blank sheet of document or paper. Once current is not applied to the printer, the crystal shrinks, stopping the ink flow as it retracts back to its printer head.

4, Record Player

Aside from quartz, other crystals like tourmaline, topaz, sapphire, and even diamond can be used as conductors of electrical energy to power this century-old device. These crystals are pyroelectric, meaning that the electricity they generate responds to temperature change. The first two crystals mentioned are what they used for the older models- which came out during the time of Edison in the late 18th century. Sapphires and diamonds are the common crystals for the relatively modern models as they convert sonic vibrations into electromagnetic signals. It makes the sound quality far superior to the older models of a record player.

Final Thoughts

All in all, there are about a thousand other technologies in which crystals are applied to. Aside from its technological uses, its additional values also include aesthetic purposes, plus you can personally acquire them. If you’d like to explore the healing properties of crystals, there are shops like atperrys that can help you get started on your journey. You can use them for meditation, jewelry, and general healing. 

At present, we can emphasize that the use of crystals is not science fiction anymore. What was presented is all tangible evidence of its actual application. We may still be looking forward to other inventions and innovations in which crystals will play a role for the considerable future.