lechatelierite lechatelierite n. A naturally occurring colorless glass made of almost pure silica, and found in fulgurites, which are produced by lightning striking sand.

Syn: quartz glass, vitreous silica, crystal. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • Lechatelierite — is silica glass, amorphous SiO2. One common way in which lechatelierite forms naturally is by very high temperature melting of quartz sand during a lightning strike. The result is an irregular, branching, often foamy hollow tube of silica glass… …   Wikipedia

  • lechatelierite — /leuh shaht l ear uyt/, n. a mineral, an amorphous form of silica formed by the fusion by heat of silica and found in fulgurites. [1915 20; < F, after H. L. Le Châtelier (1850 1936), French chemist; see ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       a natural… …   Universalium

  • lechatelierite — le·cha·te·lier·ite …   English syllables

  • lechatelierite — noun colorless glass made of almost pure silica • Syn: ↑quartz glass, ↑quartz, ↑vitreous silica, ↑crystal • Derivationally related forms: ↑crystallize (for: ↑crystal), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • quartz glass — lechatelierite. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • SILICE — Le dioxyde de silicium ou silice occupe, parmi les oxydes, une place exceptionnelle; en effet, par ses propriétés cristallochimiques, par ses modes de genèse, par son importance pétrographique, il s’apparente étroitement aux silicates. Dans la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • silica mineral — Any of the forms of silicon dioxide (SiO2), including quartz, tridymite, cristobalite, coesite, stishovite, melanophlogite, lechatelierite, and chalcedony. Various kinds of silica minerals have been produced synthetically. * * * Introduction… …   Universalium

  • Lechatelierita — Trinitita, variedad de lechatelierita producida por una explosión atómica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Лешательерит — Фульгурит, состоящий из лешательерита Формула SiO2 аморфный кремнезём …   Википедия

  • Quartz — This article is about the mineral. For other uses, see Quartz (disambiguation). Quartz Quartz crystal cluster from Tibet General Category …   Wikipedia

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