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Research article
01 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 01 Feb 2021

Anisotropic thermal transport properties of quartz: from −120 °C through the αβ phase transition

Simon Breuer and Frank R. Schilling

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Short summary
The knowledge of physical properties of quartz as an abundant rock-forming mineral in the Earth’s crust allows for a better understanding of its dynamic processes. The thermal transport properties of single-crystal quartz are studied between –120 °C and 800 °C using a laser flash method. First, low-temperature data as well as the role of the low-to-high quartz phase transition (e.g. a transition-related non-ballistic radiative transfer) and size effects on thermal diffusivity are discussed.