A technique involving high pressures and temperatures over a prolonged time in order to artificially synthesis crystals. The aim is to simulate conditions found in the earth's crust and as such quartz and other gem stones, for example, have been grown.
Hydrothermal synthesis uses water and more recently Solvothermal synthesis employs other solvents with the aim to reduce the temperature and pressure required. The Hydrothermal techniques are being employed by a very wide range of industries from metallurgy and superconductors to waste treatment and agriculture.
We supply small glass systems for 10bar and 200°C (such as the Miniclave) or metal versions capable of 350 bar and 350°C made in a variety of metals such as stainless steel, tantalum, titanium, platinum and gold (such as the Limbo). Please contact us with your requirments as we often design and build to higher specifications than are listed for our standard products.
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