What is the sapphire crystal?

Sapphire crystal is an optically transparent, crystalline material that belongs to the Rhombohedral, class 3m, crystallographic system. Some unique qualities of sapphire:

  • Second only to diamond in hardness.
  • Sapphire is thermally stable at extremely high temperatures with a melting point of 2030C.
  • Exceptional chemical stability.
  • Very low dielectric constant and very low loss tangent value.

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