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Prospects for SiC electronics and sensors

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Nick Wright, Dr Alton Horsfall, Dr Konstantin VasilevskiyORCiD


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There has been substantial international research effort in the development of SiC electronics over the last ten years. With promising applications in power electronics, hostile-environment electronics, and sensors, there is considerable industrial interest in SiC as a material for electronics. However, issues relating to crystal growth and the difficulties of material processing have restricted SiC devices to relatively limited use to date. The eventual success of SiC as an electronic technology will depend on the close interplay of research in fundamental material science with progress in design of electronic devices and packaging. We review the current status of SiC electronics from a materials perspective - highlighting current difficulties and future opportunities for progress. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Wright NG, Horsfall AB, Vassilevski K

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Materials Today

Year: 2008

Volume: 11

Issue: 1-2

Pages: 16-21

Print publication date: 01/01/2008

ISSN (print): 1369-7021

ISSN (electronic): 1873-4103


DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(07)70348-6