- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Mineral Sample
- Synthetic Garnet (YAG)
- 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
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- catalog number
- accession number
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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