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Silicon Carbide

Materials, Processing and Applications in Electronic Devices

Edited by Moumita Mukherjee

University of Calcutta, India

Silicon Carbide (SiC) and its polytypes, used primarily for grinding and high temperature ceramics, have been a part of human civilization for a long time. The inherent ability of SiC devices to operate with higher efficiency and lower environmental footprint than silicon-based devices at high temperatures and under high voltages pushes SiC on the verge of becoming the material of choice for high power electronics and optoelectronics. What is more important, SiC is emerging to become a template for graphene fabrication, and a material for the next generation of sub-32nm semiconductor devices. It is thus increasingly clear that SiC electronic systems will dominate the new energy and transport technologies of the 21st century. In 21 chapters of the book, special emphasis has been placed on the “materials” aspects and developments thereof. To that end, about 70% of the book addresses the theory, crystal growth, defects, surface and interface properties, characterization, and processing issues pertaining to SiC. The remaining 30% of the book covers the electronic device aspects of this material. Overall, this book will be valuable as a reference for SiC researchers for a few years to come. This book prestigiously covers our current understanding of SiC as a semiconductor material in electronics. The primary target for the book includes students, researchers, material and chemical engineers, semiconductor manufacturers and professionals who are interested in silicon carbide and its continuing progression.

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Silicon CarbideMaterials, Processing and Applications in Electronic DevicesEdited by Moumita Mukherjee

Published: October 10th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/852

ISBN: 978-953-307-968-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4419-9

Copyright year: 2011

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76964 Total Chapter Downloads

37 Crossref Citations

98 Web of Science Citations

92 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Silicon Carbide

By Kun Xue, Li-Sha Niu and Hui-Ji Shi


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2. SiC Cage Like Based Materials

By Patrice Mélinon


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3. Metastable Solvent Epitaxy of SiC, the Other Diamond Synthetics

By Shigeto R. Nishitani, Kensuke Togase, Yosuke Yamamoto, Hiroyasu Fujiwara and Tadaaki Kaneko


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4. The Formation of Silicon Carbide in the SiCx Layers (x = 0.03–1.4) Formed by Multiple Implantation of C Ions in Si

By Kair Kh. Nussupov and Nurzhan B. Beisenkhanov


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5. SiC as Base of Composite Materials for Thermal Management

By J.M. Molina


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6. Bulk Growth and Characterization of SiC Single Crystal

By Lina Ning and Xiaobo Hu


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7. SiC, from Amorphous to Nanosized Materials, the Exemple of SiC Fibres Issued of Polymer Precursors

By Philippe Colomban


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8. Micropipe Reactions in Bulk SiC Growth

By M. Yu. Gutkin, T. S. Argunova, V. G. Kohn, A. G. Sheinerman and J. H. Je


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9. Thermal Oxidation of Silicon Carbide (SiC) – Experimentally Observed Facts

By Sanjeev Kumar Gupta and Jamil Akhtar


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10. Creation of Ordered Layers on Semiconductor Surfaces: An ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Study of the SiC(001)-3×2 and SiC(100)-c(2×2) Surfaces

By Yanli Zhang and Mark E. Tuckerman


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11. Optical Properties and Applications of Silicon Carbide in Astrophysics

By Karly M. Pitman, Angela K. Speck, Anne M. Hofmeister and Adrian B. Corman


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12. Introducing Ohmic Contacts into Silicon Carbide Technology

By Zhongchang Wang, Susumu Tsukimoto, Mitsuhiro Saito and Yuichi Ikuhara


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13. SiC-Based Composites Sintered with High Pressure Method

By Piotr Klimczyk


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14. SiC Devices on Different Polytypes: Prospects and Challenges

By Moumita Mukherjee


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15. Recent Developments on Silicon Carbide Thin Films for Piezoresistive Sensors Applications

By Mariana Amorim Fraga, Rodrigo Sávio Pessoa, Homero Santiago Maciel and Marcos Massi


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16. Opto-Electronic Study of SiC Polytypes: Simulation with Semi-Empirical Tight-Binding Approach

By Amel Laref and Slimane Laref


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17. Dielectrics for High Temperature SiC Device Insulation: Review of New Polymeric and Ceramic Materials

By Sombel Diaham, Marie-Laure Locatelli and Zarel Valdez-Nava


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18. Application of Silicon Carbide in Abrasive Water Jet Machining

By Ahsan Ali Khan and Mohammad Yeakub Ali


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19. Silicon Carbide Filled Polymer Composite for Erosive Environment Application: A Comparative Analysis of Experimental and FE Simulation Results

By Sandhyarani Biswas, Amar Patnaik and Pradeep Kumar


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20. Comparative Assessment of Si Schottky Diode Family in DC-DC Converter

By Nor Zaihar Yahaya


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21. Compilation on Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Silicon and Boron Carbonitride Films

By P. Hoffmann, N. Fainer, M. Kosinova, O. Baake and W. Ensinger


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