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<<<Anyway, Cree slices the crystals into thin wafers, about 0.5 mm thick, and polishes them. If they grow a crummy crystal they sell it as fake diamond.>>>>
...Would like to correct the above contention re CREE SiC crystals manufactured for the moissanite gem products.
....The process that creates the semiconductor SiC crystals is totally seperate and distinct from the one that produces the gem quality product. Any waste product from semiconductor production is of no value for the gemstone market.
....Among the many differences are: the materials formulated for the crystal growth are very different. The gem production materials and processes are specialized to maintain very rigid color specifications; the semiconductor crystals are formulated to assure the various qualities that are important for the end use semiconductor......Gnordo

Thank you for the correction. That is what makes these boards so great!
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