Tonight: watch massive optical sapphire crystals being grown

October 22, 2009--Tonight on the Science Channel, Rubicon Technology (Franklin Park, IL) will demonstrate how the company makes some of the world's largest sapphires in a segment of the "How Do They Do It?" show.

Oct 22nd, 2009

October 22, 2009--Tonight on the Science Channel, Rubicon Technology (Franklin Park, IL) will demonstrate how the company makes some of the world's largest sapphires in a segment of the "How Do They Do It?" show. The segment will show aluminum oxide heated to 3000 K and then formed into sapphires weighing in at as much as 400 lbs. A sapphire will be cut into cores, which will then be sliced into ultrathin wafers used to make LEDs as well as high-strength, rugged optical windows intended for military optical sensors and other devices.

Science Channel times:
Thursday, October 22nd at 9 pm Eastern Time/8 pm Central.
Friday, October 23rd at 12 am Eastern Time/1 am Central.
Saturday, October 24th at 4 am Eastern Time/3 am Central.

Visit Rubicon Technology online at http://www.rubicon-es2.com/.
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--posted by John Wallace, johnw@pennwell.com

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