Silicon Carbide (SiC)

Silicon Carbide (SiC)


Silicon carbide (SiC), also named as carborundum, a ceramic-like compound formed by bonding silicon and carbon. Since the end of the 19th century, silicon carbide has become an important material for sandpaper, grinding wheels and cutting tools. Recently, its application has been found in refractory linings and heating elements of industrial furnaces, wear parts of pumps and rocket engines, and semiconductor substrates of light-emitting diodes.

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Silicon Carbide Properties


-High hardness, Mohs hardness rating of 9

-High thermal conductivity

-High-temperature strength

-Low thermal expansion

-Resistance to chemical reaction


-Its electrical conductivity between that of metals and insulating materials


Silicon Carbide Applications


Based on the above properties, silicon carbide products are used as

– A promising substitute for traditional semiconductors such as silicon in high-temperature applications.

-Grinding wheels and abrasive paper and cloth products

-High-temperature bricks and other refractories

-Abrasive and cutting tools

-Structural material

-Automobile parts

-Electronic circuit elements

-Thin filament pyrometry

-Catalyst support


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