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Zirconia: A Synthetic Gemstone

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Zirconia is the name given to synthetically produced single crystals of cubic zirconium oxide, which are used as imitation diamonds in jewellery. This chapter describes their development and manufacture using cold crucible processes, as well as the properties of these crystals.

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Arnold, B. (2022). Zirconia: A Synthetic Gemstone. In: Zircon, Zirconium, Zirconia - Similar Names, Different Materials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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