Talk:Gadolinium Gallium Garnet
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Can someone with a better knowledge of minerals clarify this page? The current author of the page seems to think that Gadolinium Gallium Garnet does not exist. The WP page seems to imply that it does exist (Gadolinium gallium garnet), but describes it as Gd3Ga5O12, which according to WP is not a garnet because it is not a silicate of the form X3Y2(SiO4)3. Bongolian (talk) 04:41, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
- Cheers, I didn't realise this was actually a thing, thanks for adding the reference Deku-shrub (talk) 17:05, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
- GGG is a form of synthetic garnet (see that section of the WP article) like YAG and YIG, where some other atom takes the place of the silicon. If you rewrite the formula Gd3Ga2(GaO4)3, this becomes more visible. I can tidy it up a bit more (the names and formulae of GGG and GGO are swapped, I think). Nowhere Man (talk) 22:27, 28 September 2016 (UTC)
- Sorry, I didn't see the humor. You can put it back if you want. Bongolian (talk) 17:26, 27 September 2016 (UTC)