Table 1

Commercial applications of SiC [2]

Serial number

Properties of SiC

Applications

Realisation


1

High sublimation temperature

High temperature transducer elements

High temperature sensor diaphragms and resonators

2

Large band gap

High temperature electronics

Sensors for smart engines

On chip signal conditioning

3

Low wear and high hardness

Enhanced durability/operation

Coated mechanical contacts

Microfabricated bearings

4

Chemically inert

Stable in harsh environments

Valve/pumps for corrosives

Flow sensors for acids


Goel et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:589   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-589

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