Garnet – Y3Al5O12

Yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG, Y3Al5O12).

Yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG, Y3Al5O12).

The Garnet structure consists of linked AO8, BO4 and MO6 polyhedra. A and B are usually di- and tri-positive cations. In this model, the BO4 are the green Aluminium and the MO6 the blue Aluminium. The 8 co-ordinate site accommodates Yttrium.

Garnet – Ca3Al2Si3O12


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