Materials Science

Advanced Silicon Carbide Devices and Processing

Edited by Stephen E. Saddow and Francesco La Via, ISBN 978-953-51-2168-8, 256 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published September 17, 2015 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/59734
Edited Volume

Since the production of the first commercially available blue LED in the late 1980s, silicon carbide technology has grown into a billion-dollar industry world-wide in the area of solid-state lighting and power electronics. With this in mind we organized this book to bring to the attention of those well versed in SiC technology some new developments in the field with a particular emphasis on particularly promising technologies such as SiC-based solar cells and optoelectronics. We have balanced this with the more traditional subjects such as power electronics and some new developments in the improvement of the MOS system for SiC MOSFETS. Given the importance of advanced microsystems and sensors based on SiC, we also included a review on 3C-SiC for both microsystem and electronic applications.