Results of a 1200V 4H-SiC vertical DMOSFET based on ion implanted n+ source and pwell regions are reported. The implanted regions are activated by way of a high temperature anneal (1675°C for 30 min) during which the SiC surface is protected by a layer of graphite. Atomic force microscopy shows the graphite to effectively prevent surface roughening that otherwise occurs when no capping layer is used. MOSFETs are demonstrated using the graphite capped anneal process with a gate oxide grown in N2O and show specific on-resistance of 64 mW×cm2, blocking voltage of up to 1600V and leakage current of 0.5–3 ´10-6 A/cm2 at 1200V. The effective nchannel mobility was found to be 1.5 cm2/V×s at room temperature and increases as temperature increases (2.8 cm2/V×s at 200°C).