Yag

Yag

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Description
YAG is the acronym for yttrium aluminum garnet, a crystal developed by Bell Laboratories for use in lasers but also suitable as a substitute for gems. The first YAG diamonds were introduced by Litton Industries’ Airtron Division in late 1969.
Walter Tomaszewski, “The New ‘Diamond’: YAG Is Latest In Keeping Up With The Joneses,” New York Times (Jan. 3, 1971), p. F3.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Mineral Sample
Synthetic Garnet (YAG)
YAG
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm x 2 cm x 1.3 cm; 7/8 in x 13/16 in x 1/2 in
overall: box: 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 2.8575 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1988.0329.79
catalog number
1988.0329.79
accession number
1988.0329
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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