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Subject:  Re: The future of Cree: Part III Date:  6/22/2000  6:47 AM
Author:  cyborg05 Number:  2629 of 41734

This article explains some of the differences in light refraction between moissanite and diamonds.

http://infoseek.go.com/?win=_search&sv=M6&lk=noframes&nh=10&ud9=IE5&qt=cree+research&oq=&url=http%3A//cbc.ca/consumers/market/files/scams/moissanite/index.html&ti=Market+Place+Files+-+Moissanite&top=

"Glass is a singly refractive material, as are cubic zirconia, garnet and diamond itself.
Synthetic moissanite is doubly refractive. This means that a ray of light passing through this sort of gem is slowed, bent and split in two as it passes though the medium."

I don't know what this characteristic means optically.
My first reaction is that it is not desireable, unless the splitting could be controlled somehow.

Good Luck.

Paul


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