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New Technologies of the 1980s: Their Impact in Gemology

Fritsch, Emmanuel and Rossman, George R. (1990) New Technologies of the 1980s: Their Impact in Gemology. Gems and Gemology, 26 (1). pp. 64-75. ISSN 0016-626X.

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The 1980s witnessed great development in the application of new technologies to gemology These technologies provided new or better ways to grow synthetic gem materials and to treat natural ones. They also permitted numerous breakthroughs in gem identification, in areas where classical gemological methods were no longer sufficient to make a positive identification. In particular, various types of spectroscopy proved to be of important practical value, for example, infrared absorption, X-ray fluorescence, Raman scattering, and cathodoluminescence.

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Additional Information:© 1990 Gemological Institute of America. The authors thank the following individuals for providing information: Joe Borden, San Diego, CA; Dr. Bruce Chai, professor of physics and mechanical engineering, University of Central Florida at Orlando; Dr. Dennis Elwell, Hughes Aircraft Co., Newport Beach, CA, Keith Heikkinen, Union Carbide, Washougal. WA, Dr. Bernard Lasmer, Nantes University, France; Charles Schiffmann, Gübelin Laboratories, Lucerne, Switzerland; and Shane McClure and Robert Kane, GIA Gem Trade Laboratory, Santa Monica, CA. Dr. James Shigley, director of research at GIA Santa Monica, provided useful criticism on the manuscript.
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