Gallium Arsenide

Gallium Arsenide

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An inscription this sample of gallium arsenide reads “S771 GaAs thin film on Ge / C. Sahagian, AFCRL.” Charles S. Sahagian (1923-2003) was an Armenian-American who received a host of medals (including a posthumous Legion of Honor) for his service with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. Following the war, Sahagian specialized in military material research. AFCRL here refers to the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories.
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Mineral Sample
Gallium Arsenide
overall: 1.3 cm x 1 cm; 1/2 in x 3/8 in
overall: box: 7/8 in x 2 in x 2 3/16 in; 2.2225 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.55625 cm
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National Museum of American History
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