Nanocrystal | Gemopedia

A nanocrystal is any mineral crystal with dimensions only measurable in nanometers.
Colors
Black
, Blue
, Turquoise Blue
, Honey Colored
, Yellow
, Yellow-White
, Green

Nanocrystal Classification

Common Name

Nanocrystal

Species

Nanocrystal

Variety

Colors

black, blue, turquoise blue, honey colored, yellow, yellow-white, green

Alternate Names

Gemstone Groups

Key Separations

Aggregate polariscope reaction coupled with strong graining.

Comments

Nanocrystal Optical Properties

Transparency

Transparent To Opaque

Refractive Index

1.621-1.629

Birefringence

Optic Character

NA

Optic Sign

NA

Polariscope Reaction

aggregate (AGG)

Fluorescence

SWUV: Blue: weak white
LWUV: Inert

CCF Reaction

Pleochroism

Dispersion

Strength: none

Comments

Nanocrystal Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemical Name

glass-ceramic

Chemical Formula

Synthesis

Crystal System

Classification

Nature

Synthesized Simulant

Crystallinity

Comments

Nanocrystal Characteristic Physical Properties

Hardness

7-8.5

Streak

Specific Gravity

3.02-3.07

Toughness

Inclusions

Nanocrystal might show structural banding and have pinpoint inclusions can cause milky appearance.

Luster

Vitreous

Stability

Fracture

Conchoidal

Cleavage

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