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Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

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(2N) 99% Ce:YAG - Cerium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
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(3N) 99.9% Ce:YAG - Cerium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
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(4N) 99.99% Ce:YAG - Cerium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
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(5N) 99.999% Ce:YAG - Cerium Yttrium Aluminum Garnet
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Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Properties

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Crystalline solid

Melting Point

1965-1970 °C


4.55 g/cm3

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Crystal Phase / Structure


Thermal Expansion

6.14 x 10-6·K-1

Tensile Strength

2 Gpa

Thermal Conductivity

11.2 W/m·K

Young's Modulus

335 Gpa

Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Health & Safety Information

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About Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

Ce:YAG, Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet, is a non-hygroscopic scintillator crystal and phosphor material with a maximum emission of 550 nm. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Please request a quote above to receive pricing information based on your specifications.

Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Synonyms

YAG:Ce,, cerium-activated yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG), cerium yttrium aluminum oxide, Cerium(III)-doped YAG, rare earth doped phosphor, yellow phosphor, (Y,Ce)3Al5O12, YAG(Ce) Yttrium Aluminum Garnet doped with Cerium, Y3Al5O12(Ce), CeY3Al5O12, Al5CeO12Y3, YYG isiphor

Cerium-doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Chemical Identifiers

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Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Aluminum products. Aluminum (or Aluminum) (atomic symbol: Al, atomic number: 13) is a Block P, Group 13, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 26.9815386. It is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and the most abundant metallic element. Aluminum Bohr Model Aluminum's name is derived from alumina, the mineral from which Sir Humphrey Davy attempted to refine it from in 1812. It wasn't until 1825 that Aluminum was first isolated by Hans Christian Oersted. Aluminum is a silvery gray metal that possesses many desirable characteristics. It is light, nonmagnetic and non-sparking. It stands second among metals in the scale of malleability, and sixth in ductility. It is extensively used in many industrial applications where a strong, light, easily constructed material is needed. Elemental AluminumAlthough it has only 60% of the electrical conductivity of copper, it is used in electrical transmission lines because of its light weight. Pure aluminum is soft and lacks strength, but alloyed with small amounts of copper, magnesium, silicon, manganese, or other elements it imparts a variety of useful properties. Aluminum was first predicted by Antoine Lavoisierin 1787 and first isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1827.

See more Cerium products. Cerium (atomic symbol: Ce, atomic number: 58) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 6 element with an atomic weight of 140.116. The number of electrons in each of cerium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 19, 9, 2 and its electron configuration is [Xe]4f2 6s2. Cerium Bohr ModelThe cerium atom has a radius of 182.5 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 235 pm. In its elemental form, cerium has a silvery white appearance. Cerium is the most abundant of the rare earth metals. It is characterized chemically by having two valence states, the +3 cerous and +4 ceric states. The ceric state is the only non-trivalent rare earth ion stable in aqueous solutions. Elemental CeriumIt is, therefore, strongly acidic and moderately toxic. It is also a strong oxidizer. The cerous state closely resembles the other trivalent rare earths. Cerium is found in the minerals allanite, bastnasite, hydroxylbastnasite, monazite, rhabdophane, synchysite and zircon. Cerium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jakob Berzelius, and Wilh elm Hisinger in 1803 and first isolated by Carl Gustaf Mosander in 1839. The element was named after the asteroid Ceres.

See more Yttrium products. Yttrium (atomic symbol: Y, atomic number: 39) is a Block D, Group 3, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 88.90585. Yttrium Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of yttrium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 9, 2] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d1 5s2. The yttrium atom has a radius of 180 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 219 pm. Yttrium was discovered by Johann Gadolin in 1794 and first isolated by Carl Gustav Mosander in 1840. In its elemental form, Yttrium has a silvery white metallic appearance. Yttrium has the highest thermodynamic affinity for oxygen of any element. Elemental YttriumYttrium is not found in nature as a free element and is almost always found combined with the lanthanides in rare earth minerals. While not part of the rare earth series, it resembles the heavy rare earths which are sometimes referred to as the "yttrics" for this reason. Another unique characteristic derives from its ability to form crystals with useful properties. The name yttrium originated from a Swedish village near Vaxholm called Yttbery where it was discovered.

Recent Research

Tattoo removal by Q-switched yttrium aluminium garnet laser: client satisfaction., K Carlsen, Hutton, Esmann J, and Serup J , J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 2017 May, Volume 31, Issue 5, p.904-909, (2017)

Protective effects of cerium oxide and yttrium oxide nanoparticles on reduction of oxidative stress induced by sub-acute exposure to diazinon in the rat pancreas., Khaksar, Mohammad Reza, Rahimifard Mahban, Baeeri Maryam, Maqbool Faheem, Navaei-Nigjeh Mona, Hassani Shokoufeh, Moeini-Nodeh Shermineh, Kebriaeezadeh Abbas, and Abdollahi Mohammad , J Trace Elem Med Biol, 2017 May, Volume 41, p.79-90, (2017)

A systematic review of comparative studies of CO2 and erbium:YAG lasers in resurfacing facial rhytides (wrinkles)., Chen, Kee-Hsin, Tam Ka-Wai, Chen I-Fan, Huang Shihping Kevin, Tzeng Pei-Chuan, Wang Hsian-Jenn, and Chen Chiehfeng Cliff , J Cosmet Laser Ther, 2017 Feb 06, p.1-6, (2017)

Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (Nd:YAG) 1064-nm picosecond laser vs. Nd:YAG 1064-nm nanosecond laser in tattoo removal: a randomized controlled single-blind clinical trial., Pinto, F, Große-Büning S, Karsai S, Weiß C, Bäumler W, Hammes S, Felcht M, and Raulin C , Br J Dermatol, 2017 Feb, Volume 176, Issue 2, p.457-464, (2017)

Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Ce-doped Zn-Al multi-metal oxide composites derived from layered double hydroxide precursors., Zhu, Jianyao, Zhu Zhiliang, Zhang Hua, Lu Hongtao, Qiu Yanling, Zhu Linyan, and Küppers Stephan , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2016 Nov 1, Volume 481, p.144-57, (2016)

Combined vitamin C sonophoresis and neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (NdYAG) laser for facial hyperpigmentation: An outcome observation study in Asian patients., Chen, Yu-Tsung, Chang Chang-Cheng, Hsu Cherng-Ru, Shen Jen-Hsiang, Shih Chao-Jen, and Lin Bor-Shyh , Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol, 2016 May 23, (2016)

Color-center production and recovery in electron-irradiated magnesium aluminate spinel and ceria., Costantini, Jean-Marc, Lelong Gérald, Guillaumet Maxime, Weber William J., Takaki Seiya, and Yasuda Kazuhiro , J Phys Condens Matter, 2016 Jun 20, Volume 28, Issue 32, p.325901, (2016)

Neodymium yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser resection significantly improves quality of life in patients with malignant central airway obstruction due to lung cancer., Zaric, B, Kovacevic T, Stojsic V, Sarcev T, Kocic M, Urosevic M, Kalem D, and Perin B , Eur J Cancer Care (Engl), 2015 Jul, Volume 24, Issue 4, p.560-6, (2015)

Wear studies on plasma-sprayed Al2O3 and 8mole% of Yttrium-stabilized ZrO2 composite coating on biomedical Ti-6Al-4V alloy for orthopedic joint application., Ganapathy, Perumal, Manivasagam Geetha, Rajamanickam Asokamani, and Natarajan Alagumurthi , Int J Nanomedicine, 2015, Volume 10 Suppl 1, p.213-22, (2015)


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