Disadvantages of SiC

SiC material is a type of semiconductor composed mainly from silicon and carbon, which has seen increased demand in recent years. However, there are still some disadvantages to this material that must be considered before adopting it for any applications.

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SiC material is a type of semiconductor composed mainly from silicon and carbon, which has seen increased demand in recent years. However, there are still some disadvantages to this material that must be considered before adopting it for any applications.

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One disadvantage is that SiC materials have higher melting points than other compounds used as semiconductors (such as gallium arsenide). This increases the difficulty in manufacturing devices using these materials because they need to be heated up more. Another issue with SiC material is that it requires greater amounts of power and current to produce the same amount of electrical current as other types of semiconductors.

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With SiC material, you would require 1.5x more energy per electron than an equivalent energy device made out of gallium arsenide. The extra energy required may also cause issues with efficiency and lifetime, which could make it less desirable for many uses. In addition, SiC materials often exhibit reduced thermal stability when compared to other semiconductors like copper or aluminum nitride . As a result, even after cooling down after operation for several hours or days the parts may heat up again due to heating of thermally sensitive parts within the structure such as wires or contacts