Dr. H. Tracy Hall
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Dr. H. Tracy Hall | 1919-2008

Dr. H. Tracy Hall
H. Tracy Hall at work in the G.E. lab where he created the first diamond. (General Electric Company)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
Hall, right, and colleague Robert Wentorf and a model of the “belt” apparatus. (General Electric Company)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
The “belt” apparatus used by Hall and others. Subsequent generations of the apparatus are still being used to make industrial diamonds. (General Electric Company)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
Photomicrograph of the diamond synthesized on Dec. 16, 1954. (General Electric Company)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
The G.E. team that worked on Project Superpressure stand by a model of the three-story Birdsboro double-acting press.   The cylindrical objects are wooden models of Tracy Hall’s “belt” apparatus. (General Electric Company)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
Hall continued to build diamond-making presses after leaving General Electric. (The H. Tracy Hall Foundation)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
Hall and two colleagues later started a new company called MegaDiamond in Provo, Utah, and the area still remains a nexus of synthetic diamond production. (The H. Tracy Hall Foundation)
Dr. H. Tracy Hall
Hall, who was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served a mission in Zimbabwe and South Africa in 1982-83 with his wife. (The H. Tracy Hall Foundation)
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