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Bridgman–Stockbarger technique

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Dictionary of Gems and Gemology

a process for synthesizing gemstones, by Bridgman–Stockbarger, in which a crucible, containing the pure melt, is slowly lowered into the cooler part of a special furnace. Crystals begin to grow as the temperature falls. The method is used to make laser crystals and, frequently, gemstones.

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(2009). Bridgman–Stockbarger technique. In: Manutchehr-Danai, M. (eds) Dictionary of Gems and Gemology. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72816-0_2926

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