Silicon Carbide (SiC): Part One

Originally produced using a high temperature electro-chemical reaction of sand and carbon, silicon carbide is recognized as one of the most promising structural materials due to its excellent high temperature strength, good oxidation, and thermal shock resistance to name just a few advantages.
The secret of these excellent attributes lies in the composition of the material which is composed of tetrahedra of carbon and silicone atoms which inherently display extremely strong bonds within the crystal lattice.

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