Dr. Robert Wentorf and Borazon, 1957

General Electric Company1957

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Dr. Robert Wentorf of the General Electric Research and Development Center developed a crystal named Borazon in 1957. Borazon results from the combination of Boron and Nitrogen at high temperatures and is one of the few substances that can scratch a diamond.


  • Title: Dr. Robert Wentorf and Borazon, 1957
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1957
  • Location: Niskayuna - Schenectady County - New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Inventors; Minerals; Scientists; Research; General Electric Company. Research and Development Center; Wentorf, R. H. (Robert H.)
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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